Stuart Polak, Baron Polak

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Polak
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Born Liverpool, United Kingdom
Occupation Peer

Stuart Polak, Baron Polak, CBE is a British Conservative politician and member of the House of Lords.

Early life

Stuart Polak was born in Liverpool, England.[1] He attended the Childwall Hebrew Congregation, a synagogue in Liverpool, where he was a chazan, or cantor, on Jewish High Holidays.[1] He took "educational trips" to Israel from the age of fifteen.[1]


Polak was a youth officer at the Edgware United Synagogue in Edgware, North West London.[1] He served as an officer of the Board of Deputies of British Jews in the 1980s.[1]

Polak joined the Conservative Friends of Israel in 1989.[1] He served as its Director for twenty-six years, until August 2015.[1] He now served as its honorary president.[1] He also serves as the Chairman of TWC Associates and as a senior consultant to Jardine Lloyd Thompson.[2]

Polak was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for political service in the 2015 New Year Honours.[3] He was created a life peer taking the title Baron Polak, of Hertsmere in the County of Hertfordshire on 2 October 2015.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Dysch, Marcus (August 27, 2015). "Conservative Friends of Israel director Stuart Polak receives peerage". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved October 15, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Who We Are". TWC Associates. Retrieved October 15, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 61092. p. N10. 31 December 2014.
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