Navin Shah

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Navin Shah
Member of the London Assembly
for Brent and Harrow
Assumed office
1 May 2008
Preceded by Robert Blackman
Majority 29,796
Personal details
Born Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India[1]
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Rekha
Children 2
Alma mater University College London
Occupation Architect

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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