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.