Navin Shah

Navin Fakirchand Shah (born September 1946[2]) is a British Labour politician.[3]

Navin Shah

Chair of the London Assembly
Assumed office
15 May 2020
Preceded byJennette Arnold
Member of the London Assembly
Brent and Harrow
Assumed office
1 May 2008
Preceded byBob Blackman
Personal details
BornSeptember 1946 (age 74)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, British India[1]
Political partyLabour
Alma materUniversity College London

Shah moved to the United Kingdom in 1973 to study at University College London. He joined the Labour Party in 1977 and was elected to Harrow London Borough Council as a councillor for Kenton East Ward in 1994.[4] Shah was Leader of Harrow Council from 2004 to 2006, and remained the Harrow Labour Group Leader until June 2008.[citation needed]

He was elected as a member of the London Assembly at the 2008 assembly elections,[5] taking the constituency seat of Brent and Harrow, beating Conservative incumbent Bob Blackman. He was re-elected in 2012[6] and 2016.[7] He later challenged Blackman for his Harrow East parliamentary seat at the 2017 general election, and was defeated by just 1,757 votes.[8]

With the deferral of 2020 London Assembly election he was appointed chair of London Assembly on the 15 May 2020 succeeding Jennette Arnold.[9]


  1. ^ "About Navin Shah". Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Navin Fakirchand SHAH - Personal Appointments". Companies House. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Navin Shah". Greater London Authority. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  4. ^ "London Borough Council Elections, 5 May 1994" (PDF). London Research Centre. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Results 2008". London Elects. Archived from the original on 29 June 2019. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Results 2012". London Elects.
  7. ^ "Results 2016". London Elects.
  8. ^ Rodgers, Sienna (28 February 2018). "McDonnell-backed councillor selected in key marginal Harrow East". LabourList. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  9. ^ Assembly, London (15 May 2020). "@NavinShah2016 has been elected as Chair of the". @LondonAssembly. Retrieved 15 May 2020.