Lord Bates, Minister of State at the Home Office, discusses global leadership, his walk for peace, and expectations for a young generation in the UK and China.
Lord Bates was appointed as Minister of State at the Home Office in May 2015, after serving as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Criminal Information at the Home Office in 2014. Previously, he was the Lords spokesman and Whip at the Department for Work and Pensions; the Whip at the Department for International Development; and Whip for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on broadcasting in October 2013.
Away from politics, his interests are in charity work. In 2015, Lords Bates walked 1000 miles from Beijing to Nanjing to mark the UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange, the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, the 3rd anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games and to raise funds for the Red Cross Society of China. Lord Bates' Smart Talk in Nanjing saw him reflecting with students and young professionals on global leadership, his walk for peace, and expectations for a young generation of students and young professionals in the UK and China.