Holbeach lord is Peer of the Year

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LORD Taylor of Holbeach has been named “Peer of the Year” in a top parliamentary awards ceremony.

The Holbeach born and bred peer was voted for by his colleagues in the House Magazine awards and at a ceremony at the House of Lords said he was “delighted and humbled” to earn the title.

Lord Taylor, a Minister in the Government Whips Office, has been particularly acclaimed for his work in handling the Public Bodies Bill “with skill and finesse”.

He lives in Holbeach where until recently he worked in his family business, Taylors Bulbs.

Lord Talyor was chairman of Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust for 18 years and is a former chairman of Springfields. He has also had a long voluntary career in Conservative Party politics, which led to his appointment to the House of Lords in 2006.

Lord Taylor has been a member of the government since the General Election in 2010 and is responsible among other matters, for handling Cabinet Office business in the House of Lords.