In the first of two debates Lord Bilimoria participated in regarding Health and Social Care he discusses the NHS and asks why it received no mention in the Autumn Statement. He also focuses on the impact of Medical personnel from the EU on the NHS. He stresses that this debate is also about immigration and lowering it will be harmful to the country. The impact of brexit will not just be on research funding but also on the ability to collaborate with others.

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In this speech Lord Bilimoria discusses the Armed Forces and the effect of claims made against soldiers and the Armed Forces as well as the European Court of Human Rights and the influence it currently plays in this area. He concludes that we should support soldiers and we cannot let them down.

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In this speech Lord Bilimoria discusses the importance of Higher Education to the UK economy and the vital role that foreign born students play. He states that the Government’s refusal to remove international students from the net migration figures is based on a mistaken belief that the British people want to reduce all immigration. This makes employment within the UK for foreign students after graduation more difficult in comparison to the United States or Canada. He concludes that the Government need to change their attitude towards international students as it is harmful and undermining. With a change of attitude the UK can remain an educational superpower.

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Speaking in the House of Lords debate on currency fluctuations and the effect that this will have on the consumer in price hikes. Lord Bilimoria notes that the value of the pound has dropped against other currencies since June 2016. He further notes the effect that this is having on British firms who import from outside the UK and discusses the commentary on this by various sources. He also notes that there is a lack of confidence in the UK economy following the referendum vote and argues for encouraging a global economy and giving confidence in UK institutions and infrastructure to those outside of the country.

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Closing Date: 13th January 2017

Job Title: Executive and Parliamentary Assistant


Working For: Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE, DL


Location: London


Salary: £24k


Job Details

Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE, DL – a Crossbench Peer, the Founder and Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership and Chancellor of the University of Birmingham is seeking a highly motivated Executive and Parliamentary Assistant. Working under Lord Bilimoria’ s Office Manager and Parliamentary Researcher and working alongside Lord Bilimoria’ s Personal Assistant and the wider Cobra team, the selected candidate will assist Lord Bilimoria with business, parliamentary, personal and charitable affairs.

Job description:

  • Manage Lord Bilimoria’s mailbox and respond to all correspondence
  • Research and draft articles, opinion pieces and press releases
  • Occasionally organising events in Parliament and assisting with tours
  • Prepare presentations
  • Manage Lord Bilimoria’s social media; twitter account, websites – and

Key traits:

The ideal applicant would have experience of:

working in Parliament

dealing with and processing a large amount of correspondence – email and written

dealing with media in print, radio and television.
Furthermore, applicants should possess:

  • An excellent working knowledge of MS Office, particularly Outlook
  • Impeccable spelling and grammar
  • A willingness to work some evenings and weekends
  • A keen understanding of how Parliament works


Desirable but not essential:

  • Knowledge of the procedures and membership of the House of Lords
  •  Awareness of South Asian culture, politics and business practice
  •  University-level education

While it is not expected that selected candidates will be politically neutral, they must prevent their personal political views from interfering with Lord Bilimoria’s status as an Independent Crossbencher, and the duty of non-partisanship that such status entails.


Interview/Start Dates

Applicants may be contacted for interview before the closing date and we may appoint before the closing date.

Application Details

Please submit a CV (no longer than two sides) and a cover letter (no longer than one side), both as PDF documents, to Lord Bilimoria’s Office Manager and Parliamentary Researcher, Monica Sharma at

E-mails must include the subject line “Executive and Parliamentary Assistant application”.

Please direct any further enquiries to Monica Sharma, via the e-mail address above. Note that not all queries can be answered before the deadline.

It may not be possible for us to contact candidates who we cannot invite for interview.




The second of Lord Bilimoria’s parliamentary debates drew attention to the lack of creative subjects being taught at A Level.  The debate focused primarily on the recently dropped History of Art A Level, a decision which Lord Bilimoria roundly condemned.  In his speech Lord Bilimoria highlighted the benefits that the subject has, not just for the pupils studying it, but also for the UK economy, and challenged the Government to ensure that there is a suitable provision of creative subjects for A Level pupils to study.

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The first of the two debates that Lord Bilimoria participated in Parliament yesterday discussed the impact that leaving the European Union would have on the UK’s universities and scientific research.  In his speech Lord Bilimoria noted the successes that collaborative European research has produced and detailed the effect that Brexit would have on EU funding of scientific research, both directly and indirectly, while calling on Britain to remain outward looking.


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Lord Bilimoria recently took part in an interview with The Telegraph to discuss the way in which he grew Cobra Beer from a small craft beer to the premium world beer it is today. In the interview, Lord Bilimoria talks about the inception of Cobra Beer, the challenges that he faced while building a successful brand, and the pitfalls that entrepreneurs experience.

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