|Member of the London Assembly
for Brent and Harrow
1 May 2008
|Preceded by||Robert Blackman|
|Born||Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India|
|Alma mater||University College London|
Navin Shah is a British Labour politician. An architect by profession, he was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India and came to the UK as a University College London scholar in 1973. He worked as an Architect and Development Planner and joined the Labour party in 1977 after becoming involved in Community Action groups in Brent and Harrow. He was elected as a Harrow Councillor for Kenton East Ward in 1994. Navin was Leader of Harrow Council from 2004 to 2006, and remained the Harrow Labour Group Leader until June 2008.
He was elected as a member of the London Assembly at the 2008 assembly elections, taking the constituency seat of Brent and Harrow, beating Conservative incumbent Bob Blackman. In 2012, he was re-elected, increasing his majority by eighteen times and seeing off competition from the conservative candidate Sachin Rajput.
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