Dari Taylor : biography
She was active in the Trade Union movement from 1990 until her election. She initially worked as a researcher and later becoming the Regional Educational Officer for the GMB Union in the Northern Region in 1993. She was also an elected member of Sunderland Metropolitan Council between 1986 and the time of her election to Parliament in 1997.
She describes her interests as issues relating to women, health, the economy, industry, defence, international development, disabilities, drugs and crime and all aspects of child welfare, especially adoption.
Taylor strongly supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq. She supports a fully elected House of Lords and bills which favoured a partially elected alternative. She is in favour of nuclear power and the replacement of Trident. She is described as a "Labour loyalist"
Repeatedly voted against the Gurkas
Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/1411411.Outrage_after_MPs_vote_for_secrecy/
Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
Voted very strongly for Labour’s anti-terrorism laws. votes
Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards.