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Brent and Harrow (London Assembly constituency)

Brent and Harrow
Territorial constituency for the London Assembly
Brent and Harrow shown within London
Created 2000 (2000)
Number of members One
Member Navin Shah
Party Labour
Last election 2012
Next election 2016

Brent and Harrow is a constituency represented in the London Assembly.

It consists of the combined area of the London Borough of Brent and the London Borough of Harrow. After the 2010 General Election, the London Borough of Brent had two Labour MPs and one Liberal Democrat MP, and the London Borough of Harrow had two Conservative MPs and one Labour MP. Both councils are currently (April 2012) Labour controlled.

Until the 2012 election, Brent and Harrow was the only GLA constituency to have changed hands since the Assembly's formation, with Labour losing the seat to the Conservatives at the 2004 election, but regaining it at the next election in 2008.

At the 2012 election, Navin Shah became the first incumbent to successfully defend Brent and Harrow, and greatly increased his majority. At the same time two other constituencies changed hands elsewhere in London.


  • Overlapping constituencies 1
  • Assembly Members 2
  • Election results 3
  • References 4

Overlapping constituencies

The constituency contains the whole of the following UK Parliament constituencies after the May 6th 2010 General Election:

Additionally, it also contains parts of the following two constituencies:

Assembly Members

Election Member Party
2000 Toby Harris Labour
2004 Bob Blackman Conservative
2008 Navin Shah Labour

Election results

London Assembly election, 2012: Brent and Harrow[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Navin Shah 70,400 48.5 +11.3
Conservative Sachin Rajput 40,604 28.0 -8.2
Liberal Democrat Charlotte Henry 15,690 10.8 -1.6
Green Shahrar Ali 10,546 7.3 +0.7
UKIP Mick McGough 7,830 5.4 +3.4
Majority 29,796 20.54 +19.5
Total formal votes 145,070 97.8
Informal votes 3,195 2.2
Turnout 148,265 38.0 -5.1
Labour hold Swing +9.75
London Assembly election, 2008: Brent and Harrow[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Navin Shah 57,716 36.45 +6.45
Conservative Bob Blackman 56,067 35.41 +1.41
Liberal Democrat James Allie 19,299 12.19 –5.51
Green Shahrar Ali 10,129 6.40 +0.5
Christian (Christian Peoples) Zena Sherman 4,180 2.64 +0.34
UKIP Sunita Webb 3,021 1.91 –4.19
Left List Pat McManus 2,287 1.44 n/a
English Democrats Arvind Tailor 2,150 1.36 n/a
Majority 1,649 1.04
Turnout 158,330 43.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -2.52
London Assembly election, 2004: Brent and Harrow[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Blackman 39,900 34.0 +0.8
Labour Toby Harris 35,214 30.0 –7.6
Liberal Democrat Havard Hughes 20,782 17.7 +0.1
UKIP Daniel Moss 7,199 6.1 N/A
Green Mohammad Ali 6,975 5.9 –3.1
Respect Albert Harriott 4,586 3.9 N/A
Christian Peoples Gladstone Macaulay 2,734 2.3 N/A
Majority 4,686 4.0 –0.5
Turnout 117,390 35.3 +5.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -4.25
London Assembly election, 2000: Brent and Harrow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Toby Harris 36,675 37.6 N/A
Conservative Bob Blackman 32,295 33.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Chris Noyce 17,161 17.6 N/A
Green Simone Aspis 8,756 9.0 N/A
London Socialist Austin Burnett 2,546 2.6 N/A
Majority 4,380 4.5 N/A
Turnout 97,433 29.4 N/A
Labour hold Swing


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ BBC Election 2008: results
  3. ^ Greater London Authority Election Results
  4. ^ London & Local Elections 2000: Brent and Harrow, BBC News

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