Peers

Adam Hafejee Patel 

Lord Adam Hafejee Patel was born in 1940 and was raised to the peerage as Baron Patel of Blackburn, of Langho in the County of Lancashire in 2000.

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Ara Warkes Darzi 

Lord Darzi of Denham was born in Iraq in 1960 and later moved to Ireland. He studied medicine in the Republic of Ireland, at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and subsequently ...

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Ajay Kakkar 

Baron Kakkar was raised to the peerage as Baron Kakkar, of Loxbeare in the County of Devon 2010, Crossbench. Lord Kakkar is an expert in the treatment and prevention of blood clots at ...

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Floella Benjamin 

Baroness Benjamin was raised to the peerage as Baroness Benjamin, of Beckenham in the County of Kent 2010  for the Liberal Democrat party. Her interest in education has also seen ...

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Meral Hussein-Ece 

Baroness Hussein Ece was raised to the peerage as Baroness Hussein-Ece of Highbury in  2010 for the Liberal Democrats. Baroness Ece has had a long career in local government, and ...

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Michael John Hastings 

Baron Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE (Commander of Order of the British Empire) is the International Director of Corporate Citizenship at KPMG, and was previously the head of Corporate Social ...

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Bhikhu Chotalal Parekh 

Lord Bhikhu Chhotalal Parekh was born in 1935 and was raised to the peerage as Baron Parekh, of Kingston upon Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire in 2000.

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Bill Morris 

Lord William (Bill) Manuel Morris was born in 1938 and was raised to the peerage as Baron Morris of Handsworth in 2006.

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Diljit Singh Rana 

Born in Sangol in india, Baron Rana is the oldest sibling of three brothers and two sisters. He has been targeted 26 times in Northern Ireland bombings.  Managing director of ...

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George Ouseley 

Lord Herman George Ouseley was born in 1945 and was raised to the peerage as Baron Ouseley, of Peckham Rye in the London Borough of Southwark in 2001.

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Haleh Ashfar 

Baroness Haleh Ashfar is a prominent Muslim feminist born in Iraq in 1944, where she grew up with a privileged family. In the late 1940’s she and her family moved to France, and ...

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John Mugabi Tucker Sentamu 

Archbishop Sentamu was born in Uganda in 1949. He trained initially in law and practised as a high court advocate before his criticism of dictator Idi Amin forced his exile to the UK in ...

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Kamlesh Kumar Patel 

Lord Kamlesh Kumar Patel was born in 1960 and was raised to the peerage as Baron Patel of Bradford in 2006.

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Karan Faridoon Bilimoria 

Lord Karan Faridoon Bilimoria was born in Hyderabad in 1961 and received  the Bachelor of Commerce degree from Osmania University in 1981.  After working as a chartered ...

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Khalid Hameed 

Lord Khalid Hameed has been chairman of the Comonwealth Youth Exchange Council since 1997. He is also the High Sheriff of Greater London and Chairman of Alpha Hospitals. Formerly, he ...

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Kishwer Falkner 

Baroness Kishwer Falkner is a Liberal Democrat Peer in the House of Lords. She is Spokesman for the Ministry of Justice and the first Muslim peer for the Liberal Democrats. She speaks ...

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Kumar Bhattacharyya 

Lord Sushantha Kumar Bhattacharyya was born in 1940 and was raised to the peerage as Baron Bhattacharyya of Moseley in the County of West Midlands in 2004.

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Lola Young 

Baroness Margaret Omolola (Lola) Young was born in 1951 and was raised to the peerage as Baroness Young of Hornsey in 2004.

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Meghnad Jagdishchandra Desai 

Lord Meghnad Jagdishchandra Desai was born in 1940 and was raised to peerage as Baron Desai, of St Clement Danes in the City of Westminster in 1991.

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Michael Nazir-Ali 

Lord Michael Nazir-Ali was born in 1949 and is the 106th Bishop of Rochester.

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Mohamed Sheikh 

Lord Mohamed Iltaf Sheikh was born in 1941 and was raised to the peerage as Baron Sheikh of Cornhill in the City of London in 2006.

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Narendra Babubhai Patel 

Lord Narendra Babubhai Patel was born in 1938 and was raised to the peerage as Baron Patel, of Dunkeld in Perth and Kinross in 1999.

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Navnit Dholakia 

Lord Navnit Dholakia was born in 1937 and was raised to peerage as Baron Dholakia, of Waltham Brooks in the County West Sussex in 1997.

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Nazir Ahmed 

Lord Nazir Ahmed was born in 1957 and was raised to the peerage as Baron Ahmed, of Rotherham in the County of South Yorkshire in 1998.

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Patricia Janet Scotland 

Baroness Patricia Janet Scotland was born in 1955 and was raised to the peerage as Baroness Scotland of Asthal, of Asthal in the County of Oxfordshire in 1997.

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Rosalind Patricia-Anne Howells 

Baroness Rosalind Patricia-Anne Howells was born in 1931 and was raised to the peerage as Baroness Howells of St Davids, of Charlton in the London Borough of Greenwich in 1999.

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Sandip Verma 

Baroness Verma was born in Amritsar in Punjab, India. She moved as a child with her parents to England in 1960.  She was created a Conservative life peer as Baroness Verma, of ...

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Sayeeda Hussain Warsi 

Baroness Warsi was born to Pakistani parents  in Yorkshire in 1971. She was educated at Birkdale High School, Dewsbury College, and the University of Leeds where she read Law (LLB). ...

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Shreela Flather 

Baroness Shreela Flather was raised to the peerage as Baroness Flather, of Windsor and Maidenhead in the Royal County of Berkshire in 1990.

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Shriti Vadera 

Shriti was born in 1962 in Uganda. She is a UK government minister, former advisor and former UBS Warburg investment banker. From April 1999 to June 2007 she was an adviser to Gordon ...

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Usha Kumari Prashar 

Baroness Usha Kumari Prashar was born in 1948 and was raised to the peerage as Baroness Prashar, of Runnymede in the County of Surrey in 1999.

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Valerie Amos 

Baroness Valerie Ann Amos was born in 1954 and was raised to the peerage as Baroness Amos, of Brondesbury in the London Borough of Brent in 1997.

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Victor Adebowale 

Lord Victor Adebowale was born in 1962 and was raised to the peerage as Baron Adebowale, of Thornes in the County of West Yorkshire in 2001.

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Waheed Alli 

Lord Waheed Alli was born in 1964 and was raised to the peerage as Baron Alli, of Norbury in the London Borough of Croydon in 1998.

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Amirali Bhatia 

Lord Bhatia was born in East Africa 1932 and was educated in schools in Tanzania and India. He moved to the UK in 1972 and joined the Lords in 2001 under Tony Blair's 'people's ...

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Baroness Manzila Pola Uddin 

  Baroness Uddin was born in 1959 and came over from Bangladesh in 1973. She was educated in the University of North London, where she earned her diplomacy in social work. Uddin ...

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Dolar Popat 

Lord Dolar Popat came to London from Ugandain 1971. After completing his studies he became an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants. He is also Chief ...

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Doreen Lawrence 

Baroness Lawrence was born in 1952, and was educated in south-east London. The British Campaigner is the mother of Stephan Lawrence, a British teenager who was murdered in a racist attack in ...

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Indarjit Singh 

Dr. Indarjit Singh OBE CBE was the first turban-wearing Sikh to join the House of Lords when he was appointed in 2011. He is also currently Director of the Network of Sikh Organisations, as ...

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John Taylor 

John Taylor, Baron Taylor of Warwick was born in 1952 and became the youngest and the only black peer in the upper house in 1996. From head boy at Moseley Grammar School, Birmingham, he ...

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Nathanael Wei 

Nathanael Ming-Yan Wei, Lord Wei, born in Watford in 1977, is currently the youngest member of the House of Lords. He studied Modern Languages at Jesus College, Oxford. In 2006, Wei ...

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Oona King 

Baroness King of Bow was appointed to the House of Lords in 2011. She has sat on the Adoption Legislation Committee as well as the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee. She is currently a ...

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Paul Boateng 

Paul Boateng, Baron Boateng, was born to a Ghanaian father and Scottish mother in Hackney, London, 1951. At age four his family relocated to Ghana, where they stayed for 11 years. After ...

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Rumi Verjee 

Rumi Verjee, Lord Verjee was born in 1957, and moved to the UK as a child from Uganda. He was educated at Downing College, Cambridge where he gained a BA in Law before being called up to the ...

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Swraj Paul 

Swraj Paul , Baron Paul, was born in Punjab in 1931. He received his BSc, MSc and MechE degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United ...

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