Wednesday, 30 December 2009

David Taylor: a loss to parliament

Jonathan Calder draws attention to Tam Dalyell's obituary of the Labour MP for North-West Leicestershire. Mr Taylor sadly succumbed to an  unexpected heart attack while enjoying a Boxing Day walk with his family.

Mr Dalyell rightly praises Mr Taylor's principled votes against his party's leadership, which of course ensured that he never got the ministerial post he was clearly fitted for. He also points out that Mr Taylor, as an accountant and former computer services manager, was one of the few MPs with practical experience of IT.

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