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Councillor Pamela Fitzpatrick
On 19 November 2021 Cllr. Fitzpatrick was informed by the Labour Party that she had been expelled as a result of her links to Socialist Appeal, the newspaper of the British section of the International Marxist Tendency and the name used by a group of members and supporters of the Labour Party who organise around the paper.
As a result, the composition of Harrow Council became:
Labour Party: 34 councillors
Conservative Party: 28 councillors*
Independent: 1 councillor
* including the vacant seat held by the late Cllr. Vina Mithani.
Harrow Votes: The Urban and Rural District Councils, 1894-1933
The second edition of this book is now available. The main additional feature of the 2nd edition is the election results to Kingsbury Urban District Council. Additional information for Kingsbury include Chairmen of the UDC, polling dates, Middlesex County Council and Guardians election results.
Pinner South ward by-election
A by-election took place on 14 October 2021 in Pinner South ward to fill the casual vacancy caused by the death of Chris Mote. The result was:
Hitesh Kantilal KARIA (C) - 1,392 (60.5%)
Sanjay KARIA (L/Dem) - 390 (16.9%)
Brahma Mihir MOHANTY (Lab/Co-op) - 331 (14.4%)
Alexander Eng Soon LEE (Green) - 188 (8.2%)
Spoilt papers: 2
Councillor Vina Mithani
It is with regret that the death of Vina Mithani must be reported here. Cllr. Mithani, a representative of the Conservative Party, was member for Kenton West ward continuously from May 2002 until her death on 7 October 2021.
Councillor Chris Mote
It is with regret that the death of Chris Mote must be reported here. Cllr. Mote was member for Rayners Lane ward 1982-1986, for Pinner West ward 1998-2002 and for Pinner South ward continuously from 2002 until his death on 29 July 2021.
He was Conservative Group leader from 2003-08, Leader of the Council 2006-08 and Deputy Mayor 2009-10.
Result for Wealdstone South ward, 1947
A corrected result for Wealdstone South at the 1947 Harrow UDC election is now available. This has followed the discovery of compelling evidence that the voting figures for each candidate, published by the Harrow Observer in the issue of 3 April 1947, are incorrect.
The revised figures are:
Reginald Evans (C) 2,168
Joseph Barrow (Lab) 1,338
William J.C. Wagner (L) 844
majority 830, electors 10,452, turnout 41.6%.
This result, together with consequential changes to some data tables, have been entered into the main record.
Boundary Commission for England: Initial Proposals for New Parliamentary Constituencies
The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) publised on 8 June 2021 initial proposals for new boundaries for Parliamentary constituencies. The date for the publication of the BCE's final report will be July 2023.
The effect of the proposals on Harrow would be to divide up the borough's wards into a total of four constituencies: one constituency would contain wards solely from the London Borough of Harrow, while the other three seats have pairings of Harrow wards with wards from a neighbouring London Borough. The proposed constituencies are as follows:
Harrow (74,060 electors)
Comprising: Greenhill, Harrow on the Hill, Headstone, Marlborough, North Harrow, Rayners Lane, Roxbourne, Roxeth, Wealdstone North, Wealdstone South, West Harrow.
Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (72,168 electors)
Comprising: Hatch End, Pinner, Pinner South. Plus the following wards from the LB of Hillingdon: Eastcote, Harefield Village, Northwood, Northwood Hills, Ruislip
Stanmore and Edgware (74,089 electors)
Comprising: Belmont, Canons, Centenary, Edgware, Harrow Weald, Stanmore. Plus the following wards from the LB of Barnet: Edgware, Burnt Oak.
Kenton and Wembley West (77,018 electors)
Comprising: Kenton East, Kenton West. Plus the following wards from the LB of Brent: Barnhill, Kenton, Northwick Park, Preston, Queensbury, Sudbury, Wembley Central.
Greater London Authority and London Mayor Election
6 May 2021: Results Declared
The count has been completed and the result declared, the figures for the Brent and Harrow constituency are:
Krupesh J. HIRANI (Lab/Co-op) 77,782 (45.6%)
Molly I. SAMUEL-LEPORT (Con) 56,560 (33.9%)
Emma J. WALLACE (Green) 17,472 (10.2%)
Anton M. GEORGIOU (L/Dem) 14,783 (8.7%)
Ian J. PRICE (ReformUK) 3,916 (2.3%)
Rejected papers: 3,943
Turnout: 40.9% (including rejected papers)
All results for the Brent and Harrow constituency area have now been incorporated in the main section of this site.
Harrow Votes: The Urban District of Harrow, 1934-1953
A revised edition of this volume is now available.
Harrow Votes: The Municipal Borough of Harrow,
A revised edition of this volume is now available.
Change in Party Representation on Harrow Council, October 2020 and April 2021.
In October 2020 the Conservative Group on Harrow Council suspended Cllr. Kamaljit Chana (Pinner South) for a period of six months while his conduct was investigated. Therefore the representation on the Council became: Labour 35, Conservative 27, Independent Conservative 1.
In April 2021 the Harrow Council website's list of councillors showed Cllr. Chana as a member of the Conservative Group again, returning the representation on the Council to: Labour 35, Conservative 28.
Local Government Boundary Commission for England:
Ward Boundary Review of the London Borough of Harrow
The LGBCE announced on 31 July 2018 that it was commencing a review in to the ward boundaries of the London Borough of Harrow. The new ward boundaries would come in to force at the 2022 council election. The Commission will also be conducting a review of 24 other London boroughs.
The Commission state that the "individual borough reviews will decide how many councillors should be elected to each local authority as well as the boundaries and names of council wards. The reviews aim to make sure votes in London local elections are fair and that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. The Commission will also look at local community interests and ties."
The Commission have also stated in the case of Harrow that they would recommend a council size of 55, a reduction of 8 councillors from the current arrangement with 63 councillors.
The consultation on warding arrangements, that commenced on 31 July, ended on 8 October 2018. The next stage was a consultation on the draft recommendations published by the LGBCE, between 4 December 2018 and 11 February 2019. Final recommendations were scheduled to be published on 26 March 2019, but the Commission decided to issue further draft recommendations on 2 April, allowing consultation on these until 29 April 2019. Final recommendations were published on 28 May 2019 and details can be found on the LGBCE's website. An examination of the changes have been included as Appendix V in the 2002-2021 section of this website.