Harrow London Borough Council
Coat of arms or logo
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Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor of Harrow
Nitin Parekh, Labour
since May 2019
Leader of the Council
Graham Henson, Labour
since May 2018
Chief executive
Sean Harriss
since 20 November 2018
Structure
Seats63 councillors
Harrow Council 2018.svg
Political groups
Administration (35)
  •   Labour (35)

Opposition (28)

Elections
First past the post
Last election
3 May 2018
Next election
5 May 2022
Meeting place
Harrow Civic Centre - geograph.org.uk - 76998.jpg
Harrow Civic Centre
Website
www.harrow.gov.uk

Harrow London Borough Council /ˈhær/[1] is the local authority for the London Borough of Harrow in Greater London, England. It is a London borough council, one of 32 in the United Kingdom capital of London. It is currently controlled by the Labour Party, with 35 seats. The Conservative Party is the sole opposition, with 28 seats.

History

A map showing the wards of Harrow since 2002
A map showing the wards of Harrow since 2002

There have previously been a number of local authorities responsible for the Harrow area. The current local authority was first elected in 1964, a year before formally coming into its powers and prior to the creation of the London Borough of Harrow on 1 April 1965. Harrow London Borough Council replaced Harrow Borough Council, which was formed when Harrow was incorporated in 1954. Harrow Urban District Council was the local authority from 1934 to 1954. Harrow Urban District Council replaced Harrow on the Hill Urban District Council, Wealdstone Urban District Council and Hendon Rural District Council, including Little Stanmore Parish Council, Great Stanmore Parish Council, Harrow Weald Parish Council and Pinner Parish Council, which were all created in 1894.[2]

It was envisaged that through the London Government Act 1963 Harrow as a London local authority would share power with the Greater London Council. The split of powers and functions meant that the Greater London Council was responsible for "wide area" services such as fire, ambulance, flood prevention, and refuse disposal; with the local authorities responsible for "personal" services such as social care, libraries, cemeteries and refuse collection. As an outer London borough council it has been an education authority since 1965. This arrangement lasted until 1986 when Harrow London Borough Council gained responsibility for some services that had been provided by the Greater London Council, such as waste disposal. Since 2000 the Greater London Authority has taken some responsibility for highways and planning control from the council, but within the English local government system the council remains a "most purpose" authority in terms of the available range of powers and functions.[3]

Powers and functions

The local authority derives its powers and functions from the London Government Act 1963 and subsequent legislation, and has the powers and functions of a London borough council. It sets council tax and as a billing authority also collects precepts for Greater London Authority functions and business rates.[4] It sets planning policies which complement Greater London Authority and national policies, and decides on almost all planning applications accordingly. It is a local education authority and is also responsible for council housing, social services, libraries, waste collection and disposal, traffic, and most roads and environmental health.[5]

Councillors

As of 4 May 2018, the composition of Harrow Council is 35 Labour councillors to 28 Conservative councillors:

Harrow Councillors[6]
Ward Councillors Party
Belmont Mina Parmar Conservative
Anjana Patel Conservative
Lynda Seymour Conservative
Canons Ameet Jogia Conservative
Amir Moshenson Conservative
Bharat Thakker Conservative
Edgware James Lee Labour
Angella Murphy-Strachan Labour
Nitin Parekh Labour
Greenhill Ghazanfar Ali Labour
Sue Anderson Labour
Keith Ferry Labour
Harrow on the Hill Dan Anderson Labour
Sarah Butterworth Labour
Honey Jamie Labour
Harrow Weald Ramji Chauhan Conservative
Stephen Greek Conservative
Pritesh Patel Conservative
Hatch End Susan Hall Conservative
John Hinkley Conservative
Jean Lammiman Conservative
Headstone North Christopher Baxter Conservative
Leslie Lewinson Conservative
Janet Mote Conservative
Headstone South Simon Brown Labour
Pamela Fitzpatrick Labour
Sasi Suresh Labour
Kenton East Niraj Dattani Labour
Chetna Halai Conservative
Nitesh Hirani Conservative
Kenton West Ajay Maru Labour
Vina Mithani Conservative
Kanti Rabadia Conservative
Marlbrough Varsha Parmar Labour
David Perry Labour
Antonio Weiss Labour
Pinner Paul Osborn Conservative
Norman Stevenson Conservative
Stephen Wright Conservative
Pinner South Richard Almond Conservative
Kam Chana Conservative
Christopher Mote Conservative
Queensbury Michael Borio Labour
Kiran Ramchandani Labour
Sachin Shah Labour
Rayners Lane Jeff Anderson Labour
Krishna Suresh Labour
Chloe Smith Labour
Roxbourne Dean Gilligan Labour
Graham Henson Labour
Maxine Henson Labour
Roxeth Peymana Assad Labour
Jerry Miles Labour
Primesh Patel Labour
Stanmore Park Marilyn Ashton Conservative
Camilla Bath Conservative
Phillip Benjamin Conservative
Wealdstone Phillip O'Dell Labour
Natasha Proctor Labour
Rekha Shah Labour
West Harrow Kareema Marikar Labour
Christine Robson Labour
Adam Swersky Labour

Summary results of elections

Main article: Harrow local elections

References

  1. ^ Wells, John C. (2008), Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (3rd ed.), Longman, p. 368, ISBN 9781405881180
  2. ^ Youngs, Frederic (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England. Vol. I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. ISBN 0-901050-67-9.
  3. ^ Leach, Steve (1998). Local Government Reorganisation: The Review and its Aftermath. Routledge. p. 107. ISBN 978-0714648590.
  4. ^ "Council Tax and Business Rates Billing Authorities". Council Tax Rates. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Local Plan Responses – within and outside London". Mayor of London. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  6. ^ webmaster@harrow.gov.uk (1 January 2004). "Your Councillors". www2.harrow.gov.uk. Retrieved 23 June 2020.