MPs: Nick Hurd MP; Navin Shah AM; Seb Dance MEP;

Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (House of Commons)

Mr Nick Hurd MP (Conservative)

Surgery: 32 High Street

Surgery Tel: 01923 822 876

MP Since - 2005 Majority - 19,060 Born - 13/05/1962. Married, 2 sons, 2 daughters.
Education - Eton College, Oxford University.

Previous Occupation - Worked in the financial services and communications industries. Ran his own business and represented a British bank in Brazil (1995-1999). Former Director, Brand-X Limited. Chief of Staff, Tim Yeo MP (2003-05).

Personal Overview - Has had many years experience of campaigning and policy making. He has worked as an accredited Princes Trust mentor for aspiring young entrepreneurs and has been a private sector adviser to the British Government (British Trade International) on export advice for British companies. Has been Governor of an inner city primary school and trustee of a charity that provides children from disadvantaged backgrounds with the opportunity to play organised sport. Politically, he has worked hard on the development of Conservative policies for better schools, hospitals, transport and environment. In the past he has worked as an adviser to the shadow DTI team and set up Small Business Network in 2002 to advise the Conservative Party on business policy. Worked as Chief of staff to Tim Yeo MP. Entered Government at the Cabinet Office in 2010, effectively retaining his shadow portfolio. After a four year period in office, he stood down at the 2014 reshuffle.

Political History - MP for Ruislip Northwood (2005-10), MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (2010-). Vice Chairman of the Brazil All Party Group (2005-). Member of the Environmental Audit Select Committee (2005-10). Opposition Whip (2007-08). Shadow Minister for Charities, Social Enterprise and the Voluntary Sector (2008-10). Minister for Charities and the voluntary sector (2010-14).

Characteristics - Is passionate about music and sport. Son of Douglas Hurd and is the third generation of his family to enter politics. Has been a Trustee of the Greenhouse School Project.

Business Tel: 0207 219 6648


My blog

Interests: Environment,Business & Finance,Transport,Education & Training,Health


Brent and Harrow (Greater London Authority)

Mr Navin Shah AM (Labour)

GLA Member Since - 2008 Majority - 29,796 Born - 19.
Education - Educated locally.

Previous Occupation - Architect and Planner.

Personal Overview - Experienced local politician who successfully gained the Brent & Harrow seat from the Conservatives in 2008 defying the national trend. He is a former Leader of Harrow BC and has been politically active in the area for 30 years. Has a distinctive background as the son of a former freedom fighter in India. He has stated that he joined the Labour Party due to his 'deep socialist beliefs' and that this encouraged him to become active in working with voluntary organisations in his local area. locally, he has also shown interest in planning and regeneration projects, he was involved in the Harrow Town Centre Regeneration and on the Wembley Stadium project (in consultation with Harrow Council and the neighbouring Authority to Brent). He has also worked on strategic issues within London such as the London Olympics and the Mayor's London Plan (through the West London Alliance of 6 West London Boroughs including Harrow). He has been involved in the Leader's Committee at London Councils (formerly Association of London Government), where he was on the Poverty and Crime and Safety Panels. He has worked with the Metropolitan Police Authority to establish safer neighbourhood teams as well as on the London Safety Plan via his membership of the London Fire Emergency Planning Authority.

Political History - Councillor, Harrow BC, Council Leader (2004-06), Labour Group Leader (2006-08). Has been a member of the National Panel of the Labour Party Ethnic Minority Taskforce. GLA PR list candidate (2000). GLA Member for Brent & Harrow (2008-). Deputy Chairman of the Audit Panel (2008-). Deputy Chairman of the Health and Public Services Committee (2008-). Member of the Planning and Housing Committee (2008-). Member of the Metropolitan Police Authority (2008). Member of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Committee (2008-).

Other Information - Member of Amicus and the Co-operative Party. Member of Harrow Fabian Society. Executive Member of the Council for Racial Equality, Founder (1990) and Trustee of the Harrow Anti-Racist Alliance. Member of Harrow Police Community Consultative Group. Has been a member of the London Fire Emergency Planning Authority. Founder member of Wishram (1990), a group which addresses learning difficulties. Alternative email address is

All Party Groups - N/a.

Business Tel: 020 7983 4377


My blog

Interests: Community Cohesion,Housing,Discrimination,Planning Issues

Commitee membership
  • Health & Public Services Committee (Vice Chairman)
  • Planning and Housing Committee (Member)
  • Audit Panel (Vice Chairman)


London (European Parliament)

Mr Seb Dance MEP (Labour)

MEP Since - 2014. Born - 1981. Partner (Spencer Livermore, Labour Campaign Director).
Education - N/a.
Previous Occupation - Former Parliamentary Researcher and Special Advisor to Sean Woodward MP (As Northern Ireland Secretary). Worked for the international development charity ActionAid UK as a Government Relations Adviser.

Personal Overview - Elected from 4th place on Labour's London list in 2014, in what was a good year for the party in the capital. He has a career background working in the charity sector in a public affairs role for ActionAid, a charity which is primarily focussed on global poverty issues. He has also spent time as a Special Advisor to the last Labour Government on Northern Ireland in a role which involved trying to bring together historically divided communities. He is originally from South London and has been a Labour Party member from the age of 16, having campaigned for the party at both local and national elections.

Political History - MEP London Region (2014-). Member of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (2014-). Member of the Delegation for relations with South Africa (2014-). Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (2014-). Substitute member of the Committee on Development (2014-).

Other Information - Has been a member of Unite and the Co-operative Party.

Intergroups - N/a.

Business Tel: +32(0)2 28 45833


My blog

Interests: Environment,Poverty,Equal Opportunities,Charities,Northern Ireland,Employment

Commitee membership
  • Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
  • Development (Substitute)


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