This year marks 50 years in public life for Lord Dholakia, the Lib Dems’ deputy leader in the Lords. In the early 1960s, and not too long after arriving in the UK from Tanzania, he found himself in a pub in Brighton when he was approached by a small group of people. They were the local Liberal Party and needed one more body to make their meeting quorum. He never looked back and in 1962 was elected to Brighton Council for the first time.
His golden jubilee celebrations were held at the party’s conference this year, aptly in Brighton, with Nick Clegg and Vince Cable among those paying lavish tributes. And today’s Eastern Eye (on sale tomorrow outside London) features the above interview.
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