Navin Shah

Brent and Harrow

Responsibilities for 2019-20

  • Chair of the Transport Committee
  • Deputy Chair of the Regeneration Committee
  • Member of the GLA Oversight Committee
  • Member of the Planning Committee

Key issues

  • Planning
  • Regeneration
  • Housing
  • Environment
  • Community cohesion


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 from 1994-2014, 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 and a recipient of the Asian Achievers Award in 2006.

A member of the Fabian Society, Navin is especially engaged in the field of community cohesion, planning, regeneration, transport and housing. He is a grassroots campaigner and known for his work with diverse communities, promoting equality for all and justice. Navin is a Harrow resident and his wife Rekha is a Past Mayor of Harrow and is a Harrow Councillor. In his spare time, Navin enjoys art, music, travel and photography.

Biographical information as supplied by individual Assembly Members.