London 08 May (BAN/PR) Krupesh Hirani has been elected as the new London Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow. The London elections, originally due to take place in May 2020, were delayed by a year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Voting took place on 6th May and the results were declared at Alexandra Palace the day after by the returning officer Carolyn Downs.
He increased the Labour majority in the area from 20,755 to 21,222 despite the turnout being lower from 2016. He significantly outperformed the Labour Party and the Mayoral candidate’s vote in Brent and Harrow.
He succeeds Navin Shah who decided to step down from the position. On winning the seat, he paid tribute to his predecessor for serving the community for a number of decades.
Krupesh has been a Brent Councillor since 2010 and has worked and volunteers in the voluntary sector in Harrow throughout his life. He attracted a large personal vote through community connections he has built over the years.
He oversaw Brent’s year as the London Borough of Culture and was the Cabinet Member overseeing Public Health over the pandemic period. He also now chairs Metroland Cultures – the charity taking forward the legacy of the London Borough of Culture.
In his victory speech he pledged to be an inclusive London Assembly Candidate serving all communities in the area and stated his immense pride in being elected to his home area.
Krupesh Hirani AM said,
“I’m thankful to the people of Brent and Harrow for electing and trusting me to represent them at City Hall. I’m immensely proud to represent the greatest part of the best city in the world. The immediate priority for City Hall will be securing jobs and business and making sure that London’s recovery is fair for all.”