Lord Dholakia, a Liberal Democrat Peer, is one of the most senior Asian politicians in Britain.
His extensive career background includes heading the Administration of Justice section of the Commission for Racial Equality, as well as senior development officer of the Community Relations Commission.
Within the House of Lords, Lord Dholakia is a member of the sub-committee on Lords' Conduct and part of the Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill.
He has published various articles on criminal justice matters. He attended the Institute of Science and Brighton Technical College. He was educated in Indian public schools and in Tanzania.
Lord Dholakia is married to Lady Ann Dholakia (Ann McLuskie) they have two daughters and live in West Sussex.
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