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Adam Patel, Baron Patel of Blackburn

Adam Hafejee Patel, Baron Patel of Blackburn (born 7 June 1940) is a British businessman and Labour member of the House of Lords.

Lord Patel of Blackburn
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
14 February 2000
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born7 June 1940
Political partyLabour

The son of Hafejee Ismail and Aman Hafejee Patel was educated at The Pioneer High School, Bharuch, in the Indian district Gujarat, and the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce.

The retired managing director of a clothing manufacturing company, he was director of the East Lancashire Training Enterprise Council, and Enterprise plc. He is a former President of Lancashire Council of Mosques, Vice-President of the Blackburn Community Relations Council, counsellor to the Muslim Council of Britain and chairman of the British Hajj Commission.[1]

On 14 February 2000, he was created a life peer as Baron Patel of Blackburn, of Langho in the County of Lancashire.[2][3] Patel is an Honorary Fellow of the Bolton Institute as well as of the University of Central Lancashire.

Lord Patel became an Honorary Patron of leading Blackburn Rovers supporters group, The BRFC Action Group in May 2012

Patel has been married since 1964. He has four sons and four daughters.


  1. ^ Retrieved 2008-01-10.
  2. ^ "No. 55767". The London Gazette. 17 February 2000. p. 1785.
  3. ^ House of Lords (2000-02-16). "Announcement of his introduction at the House of Lords". minutes of proceedings. Archived from the original on 20 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-03.

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