Keith TAYLOR : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Green Party (United Kingdom)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Transport and Tourism

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 14-07-2014 / 09-03-2017 : Delegation for relations with Palestine
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 10-03-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Palestine

Main parliamentary activities 

Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on the implementation report as regards Regulation 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport within and outside the EU  
- TRAN_AD(2018)626972 -  
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TRAN 
OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services  
- TRAN_AD(2017)595734 -  
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TRAN 

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION implementation report as regards Regulation 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport within and outside the EU  
- ENVI_AD(2018)628594 -  
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ENVI 
OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers, and repealing Directive 2009/22/EC  
- TRAN_AD(2018)627831 -  
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TRAN 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the space programme of the Union and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme and repealing Regulations (EU) No 912/2010, (EU) No 1285/2013, (EU) No 377/2014 and Decision 541/2014/EU  
- TRAN_AD(2018)626706 -  
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TRAN 

Motions for resolutions 
Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Oral questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 136

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

State of play of negotiations with the United Kingdom (B8-0676/2017, B8-0677/2017)  
 

. – Today, I abstained in the vote on the state of play of negotiations with the UK. I did so because in all conscience I do not believe that sufficient progress has been made affecting the island of Ireland.
The joint report of the UK and the EU talks of an ‘intention’ to protect North-South cooperation and to avoid a hard border between the two – and if this is impossible through an overall EU-UK relationship, then through full alignment with those single market and customs union (SMCU) rules which support North-South cooperation.
What this means in effect is that the UK position is saying it will leave the SMCU (which inevitably means that there will be a hard border, which is unacceptable to the Irish Government and therefore the EU27), or that there will be full alignment with CU/SM (which is unacceptable to the DUP, on whose support the Conservatives depend).
I do not recognise that intent as either achievable or sufficient.
I accept some progress has been made on the financial settlement, but many citizens’ rights issues remain unresolved. At least the second phase of discussions will enable development of legal texts for the withdrawal agreement.

EU-Morocco Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement (A8-0303/2017 - Dominique Riquet)  
 

Regrettably, the Greens/EFA group had to vote against the Riquet report on the EU-Morocco Aviation Agreement on 24 October 2017, due to the unsatisfactory statement of the Commission in plenary prior to the vote.
The Commission confirmed that this Agreement applies to the territory of Western Sahara and that its wording and geographic scope mirrors that of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement in its territorial application.
The arguments put forward by the Commission are unconvincing since the Aviation Agreement applies to the territory of and the airspace above Western Sahara, and not to the maritime waters of the latter. Dakhla and Laayoune Airports are located on this territory.
The Aviation Agreement fails to comply with the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) of 21 December 2016, Polisario vs Council, which required the EU to consider Western Sahara and Morocco as two distinct and separate territories. Moreover, the Commission did not demonstrate that it had secured the consent of the people of Western Sahara to this Agreement, as also required by the CJEU.
We call on the Council to take urgent corrective action to conform with European law and to respect the territorial integrity of Western Sahara.

Written questions 
Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on the need for the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) to support regional accessibility  
- P8_DCL(2016)0129 - Lapsed  
Renaud MUSELIER , Inés AYALA SENDER , Iskra MIHAYLOVA , Younous OMARJEE , Keith TAYLOR , Ruža TOMAŠIĆ , Elissavet VOZEMBERG-VRIONIDI , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Fernando RUAS , István UJHELYI , Jill EVANS , Salvatore Domenico POGLIESE , Deirdre CLUNE , Merja KYLLÖNEN , Pascal ARIMONT , Derek VAUGHAN , Jozo RADOŠ , Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS , Juan Fernando LÓPEZ AGUILAR , Milan ZVER  
Date opened : 12-12-2016
Lapse date : 12-03-2017
Number of signatories : 106 - 13-03-2017
Written declaration on the conservation and welfare of Asian elephants  
- P8_DCL(2015)0062 - Lapsed  
Jacqueline FOSTER , Geoffrey VAN ORDEN , Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI , Ian DUNCAN , Renate SOMMER , Marlene MIZZI , Jeppe KOFOD , Jean LAMBERT , Keith TAYLOR , Anja HAZEKAMP , Stefan ECK  
Date opened : 14-10-2015
Lapse date : 14-01-2016
Number of signatories : 87 - 15-01-2016
Written declaration on the creation of a one-stop shop for animal welfare  
- P8_DCL(2015)0022 - Lapsed  
Jacqueline FOSTER , Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI , Anja HAZEKAMP , Marlene MIZZI , Jörg LEICHTFRIED , Pavel POC , Marit PAULSEN , Catherine BEARDER , Ivo VAJGL , Keith TAYLOR , Franc BOGOVIČ  
Date opened : 27-05-2015
Lapse date : 27-08-2015
Number of signatories : 84 - 26-08-2015

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests