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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.
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-).
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
Interests: Environment,Business & Finance,Transport,Education & Training,Health
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sport (Member)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All Party Groups - N/a.
Business Tel: 020 7983 4377
Interests: Community Cohesion,Housing,Discrimination,Planning Issues
- Health & Public Services Committee (Vice Chairman)
- Planning and Housing Committee (Member)
London (European Parliament)
Ms Marina Yannakoudakis MEP (Conservative)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 16/04/1956. Married, 3 children.
Education - Brunel University, BSC in Government, Politics and Modern History. Open University, MA in Education.
Previous Occupation - Financial Director of a family business (pan-European).
Personal Overview - Elected to the European Parliament from third place on the London Conservative Party list. Has been involved running a small business for over 23 years with experience negotiating in in Europe on behalf of her UK clients. She has campaigned to reduce regulation on business, reducing EU waste and fraud and on the sensible managing of migration. She also has experience raising funds for charity, as a former Chair of the Mayor of Barnet's Charity Appeal 2005/06 raising money for the mental health charity MIND.
Political History - Councillor, London Borough of Barnet. Has been Deputy Chairman of Chipping Barnet Conservative Association. MEP London Region (2009-). Membe rof the Delegation to the EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee (2009-). Substitute member of the Delegation for relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo (2009-). Member of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee (2009-). Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (2009-).
Other Information - School Governor. She was a Chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students at Brunel University and Chairperson for Communications on it's Student Union Executive. In her spare time she plays the saxophone and produces her own sculptures which she donates to charity.
Intergroups - N/a.
Interests: Small Business,Business & Finance,Local Government
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
- Women's Rights & Gender Equality (Member)
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