Kamlesh Kumar Patel, Baron Patel of Bradford, OBE (born 28 September 1960) is a British politician and member of the House of Lords.
Having been appointed an
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1999 Birthday Honours, he was created a [1 ] life peer with the title Baron Patel of Bradford, of Bradford in the County of West Yorkshire on 8 June 2006. [2 ]
Lord Patel of Bradford was until recently chair of the
Mental Health Act Commission. He was a Commissioner of the [3 ] Healthcare Commission until his appointment in the House of Lords. He has authored a number of national reports including The Patel Report into Prison Drug Treatment.
Arms of Kamlesh Patel, Baron Patel of Bradford
Coronet of a Baron Crest
Out of a Lotus Or a Peacock's Head Azure beaked Or
Quarterly Gules and Azure a Rose Argent barbed seeded and issuing from each barb a Protea slipped Or
On the dexter an Elephant Azure the trappings Gules fringed and tasselled Or and on the sinister an Elephant Gules the trappings Azure fringed and tasselled and both armed Or
QUI VOLET SEMPER VALET Symbolism
The Yorkshire rose is combined in these Armorial Bearings with the protea of South Africa with Indian allusions in Crest and Supporters.
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