Navnit Dholakia, Baron Dholakia OBE PC DL
(born 4 March 1937) is a British Liberal Democrat
politician and the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords. He is one of the most senior Asian politicians in Britain.
Educated in India
, Dholakia came to Britain to study at Brighton Technical College
. He became active in the Liberal party
and was elected to the Brighton
From 1976 he served as member of the Commission for Racial Equality
and has been involved in the Sussex
Police Authority, Police Complaints Authority
and Howard League for Penal Reform
. He is the current chair of Nacro
Dholakia was made a life peer
as Baron Dholakia
, of Waltham Brooks in the County of West Sussex
, in 1997, and sat on the Liberal Democrat benches in the House of Lords
From 1997 to 2002 he served as a Liberal Democrat whip
in the Lords, and from 2002 to 2004 he was the Home Affairs Spokesman.
He was elected President of the Liberal Democrats at the end of 1999 and served in the post from 2000 to 2004. In November 2004 he was elected joint Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords
. In 2010 he became the sole Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.
Lord Dholakia is involved with a range of charities including being a Patron of the British... Read More