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About Lord Taylor of Warwick
JJohn David Beckett Taylor, Baron Taylor of Warwick, is a member of the House of Lords in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From humble beginnings, he is the son of Jamaican immigrants. John Taylor was brought up in the industrial heartland of Birmingham, England. In 1996 he became the only black peer amongst 1,700 Dukes, Duchesses, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops, Barons and Law Lords. He took the title The Right Honorable Lord Taylor of Warwick. At the time of his appointment he was the only black Lord and one of the youngest in the upper house. Lord Taylor was the First Black Government Special Advisor in Britain, advising the Home Secretary and Ministers of State. He went on to become the First Black conservative Peer. Lord John Taylor introduced and carried through the Criminal Evidence Amendment Act 1997, which established Britain’s first ever DNA Database. Baron Taylor was a district councilor, called to the bar as a Barrister-at-Law, and appointed by the Lord Chancellor as a judge. He established an International Leadership Academy, the Warwick Leadership Academy (formerly WLF) in 1997, mentoring future world business and political leaders from over 50 nations worldwide. He is listed as one of the 100 Great Black Britons and was the first Black Baron to have his portrait in the London National Portrait Gallery.
Lord Taylor is a member of the International Trade Council and is the first Black British Peer to have spoken at the White House, United Nations, and Kremlin. He speaks globally, in countries including Japan, China and Brazil.. Having been the First Black British Chancellor at Bournmouth University, he promotes greater diversity in society. Taylor has been a chairman and director of various companies in the UK and abroad. He is a consultant on Cybersecurity and Diversity. He has continued to dedicate himself for over two decades to promote the cause of Peacemaking, and humanitarian efforts. Lord John Taylor of Warwick is the First Black Baron to open a hospital in his ancestral nation.
He has worked in media as a radio and television presenter, having hosted several shows including BBC’s The John Taylor Show, Powerhouse, Crime Stalker, and Talk About. As a broadcaster his expertise spans from news to hosting a recent radio show, as The Soul Baron Lord Taylor of Warwick. He is an established author and journalist, having written articles for major newspapers and magazines. Currently he is writing a book on Brexit, including topics on Immigration and Diversity. Recently he was featured on US Fox TV News, speaking about Brexit and US/UK trade relations.
Lord Taylor continues to be involved in the widest range of public life, including the Vice-President of the British Board of Film Classification for a double term of ten years and is a Patron of several charities. He is a Church Elder and is Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Group on Diaspora, Development and Migration. Recently Lord Taylor is involved in the Arts, being an officer of the APPG Dance Group supported by One Dance UK, the national body representing performing dancers. He was also a host of Parliament’s first ever fashion event, in which four of his daughters took part as models.