Cllr Krupesh Hirani graduated with a Politics degree from the University of Nottingham in 2007 and has developed strong hands-on experience in the political sector (not for profit, private and party political); working with the Labour Party at their Victoria Street Head Quarters under the Campaigns Team Unit, campaigning for the British Youth Council, working for Barry Gardiner MP in the House of Commons and being on the Parliament and Government Programme at the Hansard Society.
He then went on to work as a Policy and Business Development Officer for the new public affairs think tank, yesMinister specialising in the Welfare to Work sector. He now provides Policy and Research expertise for a national disability charity and campaigns on their behalf. He was mentored through the Operation Black Vote shadowing scheme by Rt Hon David Lammy MP.
In 2008, he was awarded with a Youth Gold Achievement Award for Taking Total Responsibility for Planning, Organising and Leading Activities during his tenure at the British Youth Council. In 2013, he was awarded an Alumni Laureate Award by the University of Nottingham for his achievements since graduating in Local Government and in the Charity and disability sector.
He stood as a Labour Party candidate for the 2010 local elections and in May 2010, he was successfully elected as Councillor to the London Borough of Brent, representing Dudden Hill Ward. In 2012, he joined the Council’s leading Executive group after becoming the Lead Member for Adults and Health making him the youngest person in the Country to hold this portfolio.
Brent and Dudden Hill Ward
Krupesh was born and raised in Brent, and has lived in the Dudden Hill Ward for all of his life, barring three years spent at University. Krupesh has been educated through the Brent state school system and is passionate about the area and the Labour Group is determined to make Brent a proud Borough to live in. Krupesh represents Dudden Hill with Labour’s Cllr Aslam Choudry who lives in the Dollis Hill part of the Ward.