Labour peer dies after road accident outside parliament

A Labour peer who was injured in a road accident outside the Houses of Parliament has died, a party spokesman said.

Lord Taylor of Blackburn, 87, was involved in a collision with a van while riding his mobility scooter last week.

The Labour leader in the Lords, Baroness Smith of Basildon, said: “Tom Taylor had a life-long commitment to the Labour party, through both local government and parliament, and was held in high regard and with great affection by his party colleagues.

“Tom was a committed member of the House of Lords right through to the tragic circumstances which led to his death. We in the Labour peers group are very sad and will miss him dearly.”