Kenton East by-election called due to the sad death of Cllr Mitzi Green (Labour) will be held on 20 April 2017.
The Labour and Tory candidates for this marginal ward by-election, as we predicted, are likely to be Nish Patel, chairman Harrow East constituency Labour party and Nitesh Hirani, a temple activist member of the Conservative action team for Kenton East.
Tory share of votes was 35.7% compared with Labour’s 46.6% at the council election in 2014.
Drama has already started as one of the Kenton East Tory action team member Jagadish Vemuri (photos) has seemingly pulled out of the team and the Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ) is now playing an active part in the campaign, like telephone canvassing
Although the Harrow East Conservative Association, covering Kenton East ward, is more organised than Cllr Hall influenced Harrow West, the failing factor remains common to both constituencies.
The Tory opposition group has not been taken seriously under Cllr Hall’s leadership, confirmed by the crushing defeat at the recent Roxbourne by-election.
People point out the political immaturity of the group in terms of: the group failed to present a shadow budget at the last Council meeting to enrich the financial decision making which they owed to the residents (read more by clicking here), and Cllr Hall’s childish conduct at the council meetings and social media.
Also, Cllr Hall has not come to terms with the much-needed affordable housing in Harrow and keeps attacking the London Mayor Sadiq Khan who understands the dire housing situation.