Lord Popat is a Party Whip and a former member of Her Majesty’s Government as the Minister of the Crown with responsibilities for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Transport. Back in 2013 he was the first Gujarati Minister to represent the Conservative Party on the Frontbenches in the House of Lords.
Lord Popat carries a wealth of experience in working with various communities and was the Founding Chairman of the Conservative Friends of India which was launched in April 2012 with the Prime Minister. The launch was attended by over 1,200 people.
Lord Popat has worked for the Party for the last 38 years; helping to bridge the gap between the Conservative Party and the British Indian Community and other communities, serving three Prime Ministers; Margaret Thatcher, John Major and now David Cameron.