Ex-Brighton councillor wins key post in Lords

Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 10:09 am

A former Brighton councillor has been re-elected as deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat Party in the House of Lords.

Navnit Dholakia was a member of Brighton Borough Council – now Brighton and Hove City Council – from 1961 to 1964.

He was re-elected unopposed to the key parliamentary post weeks after his party formed the Coalition Government with the Conservatives.

The 73-year-old peer will be deputy to Lord McNally in the Lords.

Lord Dholakia, who still lives in Sussex, is known as a national champion of diversity and equality.

He was made a life peer in 1997.

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