Latest News and Forthcoming Elections
Greater London Authority and London Mayor Election
7 May 2020
The next scheduled election in Harrow is for a member of the Greater London Authority. Voters will cast votes for a member for the Brent and Harrow constituency, for London-wide members from Party lists, and for the Mayor of London.
The current Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow, Navin Shah, has indicated that he is retiring from the GLA. The Labour Party have selected Krupesh J. Hirani as their candidate; the Conservative Party have selected Molly I. Samuel-Leport.
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 2002-2020 section of this website.
The '2018 Review' of Parliamentary Constituencies: Boundary Commission's Final Report Published
If the report is adopted, Harrow would continue to be covered by three constituencies (in whole or in part) but their names and composition would be as follows:
Harrow North (77,308 electors) comprising:
The LB of Harrow wards: Belmont, Canons, Harrow Weald, Headstone North, Headstone South, Marlborough, Rayners Lane, Stanmore Park, Wealdstone, West Harrow.
Harrow South and Kenton (78,246 electors) comprising:
The LB of Harrow wards: Edgware, Greenhill, Harrow on the Hill, Kenton East, Kenton West, Queensbury, Roxbourne, Roxeth.
The LB of Brent wards: Kenton, Queensbury.
Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (71,331 electors) comprising:
The LB of Harrow wards: Hatch End, Pinner, Pinner South.
The LB of Hillingdon wards: Eastcote and East Ruislip, Harefield, Ickenham, Northwood, Northwood Hills, West Ruislip.
Only the Harrow North constituency would contain wards solely within the area of the London Borough of Harrow.
There has been no announcement of when Parliament will be given a vote on the boundary reviews and the new boundaries were not in force for the General Election in December 2019. An article in the Evening Standard on 9 January 2020 suggested that the Government were considering scrapping the '2018 Review' - which would have reduced the total number of United Kingdom constituencies to 600 - and introducing a new Review with a return to 650 constituencies.