Co-Chair, Conservative Friends of India and Former Justice Minister
Shailesh Vara MP
Hon Shailesh Vara MP
Co-Chair, Conservative Friends of India and Former Justice Minister
Shailesh Vara MP is a former Justice Minister and Minister for Work & Pensions and is currently Co-Chairman of Conservative Friends of India.In 2010, on being appointed a Government Whip, he became the first Conservative party ethnic minority minister in the House of Commons. He is a former Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party and former Chair of Conservative Parliamentary Friends of India.In 2014, Shailesh was awarded the Pravasi Bharatya Samman by the Indian government for his work in strengthening UK-India relations. It is the highest award the Indian Government can bestow on People of Indian-origin living abroad.