Basil Feldman, Baron Feldman (born 23 September 1923) is a Conservative member of the House of Lords. He was educated at the Grocers’ School.
Feldman was a member of Lloyds of London, and he was the director of The Young Entrepreneurs Fund from 1985 to 1994. He has been described as a former plastic-toy magnate whose business interests reportedly included “Sindy dolls, aircraft kits and yo-yos”
He was knighted in 1982 and in 1995, he was made a Life peer as Baron Feldman, of Frognal in the London Borough of Camden. His sponsors were Margaret Thatcher and Cecil Parkinson, and he was introduced to the House of Lords on 14 February 1996.
Feldman married Gita Julius in 1952. His younger sister is Fenella Fielding, the actress. He has two sons and a daughter.
Feldman is a member of the Garrick and Carlton Clubs.
Lord Feldman has lived a full and fascinating life encompassing many of the most important changes in the twentieth century – the Second World War, the establishment of the state of Israel, the fall of the British Empire, the advent of television, the invention of the mobile phone and the rise of the internet – all things he has played either a direct or an indirect part in.
Whilst that alone does not single him out as unique, it is his interaction with some of the most interesting and powerful figures of his lifetime that makes his memoirs a must-read.
Blessed with a social conscience and a great deal of energy, and guided by his own moral code based on honesty and loyalty, Basil Feldman always sought to contribute to positive change and progress in his country; first through his successful business career, then through politics.
Vice-President, Greater London Young Conservatives 1975-77; National Union Executive Committee: Member 1975-99, Chair 1991-96; National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, Greater London Area: President 1981-85, Vice-President 1985-; Joint National Chair, Conservative Party’s Impact 80s Campaign 1982-87; National Union of the Conservative Party: Chair 1985-86, Vice-President 1986-; Chair, National Union Executive Committee 1995-96; Party Treasurer 1996-; Renaissance Forum, Conservative Party: Chairman 1996-2010, President 2010-.
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