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Brian Paddick

Brian Paddick

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Baron Paddick was the most senior openly gay police officer in the UK.


Baron Paddick is a British politician, and was the Liberal Democrat candidate for the London mayoral election, 2008 and the London mayoral election, 2012.


Brian Paddick, was a police officer for over 30 years rising to the most senior levels of the Metropolitan Police at Scotland Yard.  He was widely praised for his role as police spokesman following the terrorist attacks on London in 2005.  Brian was the most senior openly gay police officer in the UK.

Brian later stood as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London in 2008 and in 2012.  In 2008 he published his autobiography ‘Line of Fire’, ran the London Marathon and appeared on itv’s “I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here”.

Brian Paddick is a Senior Consultant, Policing and Public Sector with Public Partners.

Brian Paddick is an accomplished public speaker and broadcaster.  He frequently appears on television and radio current affairs programmes for the BBC, Sky News, ITN  and independent radio stations.  He writes regularly for the British press including the Guardian, Independent and the Mail on Sunday.

Brian is a Visiting Fellow of Ashridge Business School and lectures on leadership, managing change and diversity.  He has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Warwick Business School.  Brian also has a Diploma in Applied Criminology and Policing from Cambridge University.

On 12 September 2013 Brian became Baron Paddick of Brixton in the London Borough of Lambeth.


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