Lord Dholakia

Navnit Dholakia

Navnit Dholakia


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Lord Dholakia

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5203, 020 7219 1608
Fax: 020 7219 3423


Lords career

Liberal Democrat: Spokesperson for Home Affairs 1998-2007, Deputy Chief Whip 1998-2002; Member, House of Lords Appointments Commission 2000-10; Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrat Peers 2004-; Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Communities 2007-10

Party groups

Chair: Brighton Young Liberals 1959-62, Brighton Liberal Association 1962-64; Secretary, Race and Community Relations Panel, Liberal Party 1969-74; Member: Liberal Democrat Federal Policy Committee 1996-97, Federal Executive Committee; President: Liberal Democrat Party 2000-04, Liberal Democrat Federal Conference Committee 2001-

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, County Borough of Brighton 1961-64; Member, Lord Hunt's Committee on Immigration and Youth Service 1967-69; Secretary, Race and Community Relations Panel, Liberal Party 1969-74; Member, Board of Visitors, HM Prison Lewes 1978-95; JP, Mid Sussex 1978; Member: Home Office Inter-departmental Committee on Racial Attacks and Harassment 1987-92, Sussex Police Authority 1991-94, Ethnic Minority Advisory Committee of Judicial Studies Board 1992-96; DL, West Sussex 1999-; Member: Lord Carlisle's Committee on Parole Systems Review, Home Secretary's Race Forum 1999-; Vice-chair, Policy Research Institute on Aging and Ethnicity; Member, Governing Body, Commonwealth Institute 1999-; Liberal Democrat member, House of Lords Appointments Commission 2000-; Trustee, Police Foundation 2004-; Member, Prime Minister's Advisory Committee on Business Appointments

International bodies

Member, Executive Committee, Inter-Parliamentary Union, British Group

Political interests

Home affairs

Countries of interest

East Africa, south east Asia, India

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Dholakia, of Waltham Brooks in the County of West Sussex 1997

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Member, Advisory Committee on Business Appointments

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Hong Kong, 19-28 February 2011, with All Party Parliamentary China Group; travel costs and accommodation met by Hong Kong Economic Trade Office

Visit to New York, 21-23 June 2011, to attend the launch of International Widows Day at the United Nations; travel costs and accommodation met by the Loomba Foundation

Visit to Perth, Australia, 21-28 October 2011, to speak at Commonwealth Business Council/CHOGM Conference; travel and accommodation met by Commonwealth Business Council

Visit to India, 2-7 January 2012, for a project visit on behalf of the Loomba Foundation; travel costs met by the Loomba Foundation

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Adviser & Patron, 'Faith Matters' - involvement limited to providing key contacts in interfaith and community cohesion work; providing advice and strategic governance as appropriate; providing support in promoting the organisation at public events

President & Trustee, National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders

10: Non-financial interests (d)

Trustee, Policy Research Institute on Ageing and Ethnicity

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Loomba Memorial Trust

Trustee, Police Foundation

President, Friends Circle International