In December 2009, Councillor James Powney blogged on inactivity of a Dudden Hill Liberal Democrat Councillor:
One of the curiosities of Brent’s Planning Committees is the presence of Cllr Pawan Gupta, the Liberal Democrat councillor for Dudden Hill. He has taken to standing at the back of the room during each meeting, but never comments on an application. Last time this seemed especially strange, since there was a controversial application in his ward (at Dudden Hill Parade). He remained in the meeting from 7pm to 11pm (when it ended) without commenting. In fact the only time that I can recall him saying anything in any form of Council meeting was when he announced that he never spoke to his local police team.
Councillor James Powney
In light of the criminal activity in Dudden Hill where there were 3 stabbings in the area yesterday, it is an absolute disgrace that our Lib Dem Councillors have not been working with our local police teams to tackle issues of crime.