Navin Shah

London Assembly Member

Labour Party
3 May 2012


  • Deputy Chair of the Regeneration Committee
  • Member of the GLA Oversight Committee
  • Member of the Planning Committee
Brent and Harrow
Navin Shah's expenses
Register of Members' Interests - Navin Shah
Register of Members' Interests - Navin Shah
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Navin Shah Gifts and Hospitality


An architect by profession, Navin 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. 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 is a founder member and trustee of the Harrow Anti-Racist Alliance, serving as the Executive Member for Harrow Council of Racial Equality, is a member of the Ethnic Minority Taskforce and a Governor of Glebe School. In 2006, he received an Asian Achievers Award.

A member of the Fabian Society, Navin remains especially interested in community cohesion and planning, regeneration and housing. He is currently serving on the Environment and Planning Committee and is the lead Labour Group member for the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. He lives in Harrow with his wife Rekha, also a Harrow councillor, and his two grown-up children. In his spare time, Navin enjoys art, music, travel and photography.

Biographical information as supplied by individual Assembly Members.

Contact details:
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

Telephone: 020 7983 4876

Press releases for

News Release: 12 Fire Stations, 18 Fire Engines and 400 FireFighters to be cut in London
11 January 2013

Today it was announced that Boris Johnson will close 12 fire stations across London. The list of closures was revealed by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA). The stations are spread across London and include Belsize in Camden, Bow in Tower Hamlets and Westminster...

News from Navin Shah - Call to identify dangerous junctions and streets in Harrow and Brent
19 November 2012

Labour London Assembly Member Navin Shah is calling on local residents to identify dangerous junctions and streets in Brent and Harrow as part of Road Safety Week, coordinated by the charity Brake. The campaign GO 20 launches today (Monday).   Navin Shah AM has joined the...

Emergency services in Brent and Harrow are being “devastated”
30 October 2012

Emergency services are being “devastated” in Brent and Harrow with Londoners’ lives being put at risk. The proposed closures in Brent are Willesden Fire Station, Willesden Green Police Station and Central Middlesex Hospital. Harrow has lost 18.7% number of officers since 2010. Other...