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Ann Winifred Taylor (Winnifred Ann)

Ann TAYLOR, British Member of Parliament. Honorary Fellow, Birkbeck College, University of London.


  • TAYLOR, Ann was born on July 2, 1947. Daughter of the late John Walker and Doreen Walker (née Bowling).

  • Education

    • Past student, University Bradford. Past student, University Sheffield.


    • Past teacher Open University. Member of Parliament Bolton West, 1974-1983, Dewsbury, since 1987. Parliament private secretary to secretary state education and science, 1975-1976.

      Parliament private secretary to secretary state defense, 1976-1977. Assistant government whip, 1977-1979. Opposition spokesman education, 1979-1981.

      Opposition spokesman housing, 1981-1983. Opposition spokesman home affairs, 1987-1992. Opposition spokesman environmental, 1992-1994.

      Opposition spokesman education, 1994-1997. Shadow leader House of Commons, 1997-1998, president council, leader London, 1997-1998. Spokesperson citizen's charter, 1994-1995.

      Parliamentary secretary to the Treasury, government chief whip, 1998—2001. Chairman Intelligence and Secretary Communications, since 2001. Past part-time tutor Open University.

      Spokesperson citizen's charter, 1994-1995. Member select committee standards and privileges, 1995-1997. Chair select committee on modernisation House of Commons, 1997-1998.


    Party affiliation: Labour Party



    Education; Home affairs. Housing; environmental policy.


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    • spouse: David Taylor
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    Born July 2, 1947
    (age 70)