Wembley Central By-Election Polling Day:

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

By-election in Brent – Wembley Central Ward

Logo of Brent London Borough Council

A by-election will take place in Brent in the Wembley Central Ward following the resignation of Labour Councillor Cllr Jayesh Mistry.

Cllr Mistry has resigned due to personal reasons. A date is yet to be called for the by-election but a vacancy notice has been put out on the Brent Council website.


Ellie May Southwood: Brent Labour’s candidate for Kenton by-election

I am delighted that Ellie May Southwood has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for the Kenton Ward by-election to the London Borough of Brent. The election was called following the death of Councillor Arthur Steel and the date for the by-election vote to replace Mr Steel will be on February 17th.

Ellie was born blind but that has by no means deterred her from being successful in life. She is a management consultant as well as a trustee for the RNIB in addition to being a trustee of a governor at a school for children with complex needs.

Ellie’s key pledges are to protect Kenton’s open spaces, work to put an end to local flooding problems in Kenton, fight to keep the Safer Neighbourhood Team, protect Kenton residents from Coalition cuts and to campaign for opportuniites for young people.

Ellie at a protest outside a Lib Dem MP's office over tuition fee rises

Ellie would make an excellent choice for the people of Kenton to represent them at Brent Council and I hope that she will be successful in her quest to join me as a colleague following the vote on February 17th. I will be actively campaigning to help Labour and Ellie win in Kenton.

Strong Labour By-Election Results yesterday

Hackney Councillor Luke Akehurst reports on last night’s local by-election results in his blog LINK

Reaction to the PBR [Pre-Budget Report] seems to be good if tonight’s by-election results are anything to go by – three Labour gains, in Dorset, Nuneaton and Hampshire, and big swings to Labour in the Hastings & Rye and Westminster North parliamentary marginals.

Councillor Luke Akehurst

Wembley Central by-election poll closes….

Norwich North will be in the headlines tomorrow, but in Brent there was a local by-election in the Wembley Central Ward today. I’ve just come home from a hard evening’s final push of campaigning and am eagerly awaiting the results.

The by-election was triggered as a result of the Liberal Democrat Vijay Shah being arrested for fraud.

I have been campaigning hard in recent weeks on behalf of the Labour candidate Jayesh Mistry, a local bus driver who is actively involved with Unite the Union.

It’s the same old story in Wembley Central, of Lib Dem Councillors, have been the area’s elected representatives for years, but are nowhere to be seen….