Brent Labour has claimed a sensational by-election victory in Wembley Central Ward in which Krupa Sheth has become the London Borough of Brent’s youngest ever Councillor.
The results are as follows:
1st – Krupa Sheth (Labour) 1402 votes
2nd – Afifa Perez (Lib Dem) 1022 votes
3rd – Madhuri Davda (Conservative) 349 votes
4th – Martin Francis (Green) 130 votes
The Liberal Democrats chose to attack the candidate. On their leaflets, the Liberals labelled Krupa on the forefront of their leaflets as the ‘Brent Labour Council Boss candidate’ (I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP!)
Credit where it is due to the Tories and their candidate Madhuri Davda who ran a much cleaner and respectable campaign and did not resort to the same electoral tactics.
People don’t need us to spell out the hypocrisy of the Brent Liberal Democrats, fighting for local services on one hand but supporting the decimation of them in Government with the other. They can see it for themselves.
We ran a positive campaign promoting our candidate at the forefront rather than starting our campaign position of inciting hatred towards others. I’ve known Krupa for over two years now and am personally delighted to have her as a colleague at Brent Council.
VOTE KRUPA SHETH (Labour Party) – 4th name on the Ballot Paper.
Polls are open from 7am to 10pm today (Thursday 22nd December 2011)
A Brent girl through and through, Krupa grew up in Wembley and attended the Swaminarayan school. A member of the Borough’s Jain community, Krupa speaks fluent Gujurati and Hindi, and volunteers at Jain temple helping to raise money for various charities across the world.
Krupa is deeply committed to social justice, and is training as a barrister to devote her career to fighting for vulnerable people in society. As well as her involvement in the local community, Krupa has devoted her free time and holidays to volunteering for charities, a local hospice, and the Citizen’s Advice Bureaux.
“Residents are worried about the effect of government cuts on Copland school and on police numbers. Women like me feel that government politicians are just not listening. I will visit every home in Wembley Central. I will ensure there is at least one politician who does.”
Krupa Sheth Labour Party Candidate for Wembley Central
Under 27s can now join the Labour Party for 1p. The offer lasts until May, but it will be the best penny you will ever spend. It’s hard being a young person in Brent today. I left University with a debt well into 5 figures. Now that I am working, I get money directly taken away from my salary and given to the Student Loans Company. Take it from my own experience. It’s hard.
Under Lib Dem and Tory plans which will treble tuition fees, an even bigger chunk will be taken away from people’s wages which will affect the life decisions that people make. It could determine where people can realistically afford to live. What goods they want to buy. What they can afford for their new born children. For that reason, I think it’s wrong what the Coalition Government are doing to young people in Britain today.
You can make a difference by becoming actively involved in politics and joining a Party that has treated me as a young person in Britain today well. I have always felt welcome in the Brent Labour Party and I hope to stand by and support other young people who wish to join me and take up the offer of becoming a Labour Party member for 1p. Click here to join
… and it’s never been a more better time for young people to join the Labour Party in Brent. We have recently set up Brent Young Labour which serves to be the young wing of the Party in Brent. It gives young people the opportunity to have a meaningful collective voice within the Party as well as to interact with eachother and build confidence to reach their aspirations in life.