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|Member of the London Assembly|
for Brent and Harrow
Assumed office |
1 May 2008
|Preceded by||Robert Blackman|
|Born||Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India|
|Alma mater||University College London|
Shah moved to the United Kingdom in 1973 to study at University College London. He joined the Labour Party in 1977 and was elected to Harrow London Borough Council as a councillor for Kenton East Ward in 1994. Shah was Leader of Harrow Council from 2004 to 2006, and remained the Harrow Labour Group Leader until June 2008.
He was elected as a member of the London Assembly at the 2008 assembly elections, taking the constituency seat of Brent and Harrow, beating Conservative incumbent Bob Blackman. He was re-elected in 2012 and 2016. He later challenged Blackman for his Harrow East parliamentary seat, and was defeated in the 2017 General Election.
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