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Harrow goes to the polls – what to expect from the local election

Every four years, UK councils gear up for their local elections whereby representatives of a borough, such as members of parliament and mayors are elected by the general public.  This year, the local elections in England will take place on Thursday 5th May and the council will shortly announce details of where and how Harrow residents can place their votes.

The story so far

During the last local election in 2018, the Labour party in Harrow retained its majority while the Conservatives maintained a total of 28 seats having lost two to Labour but winning two from independents.

In 2022, there are a few changes to take note of and, these are:

Councillors – This year, the number of Harrow Councillors will be reduced from 63 to 55, meaning eight less seats up for grabs. 

Wards – 2022 sees the introduction of one new ward – North Harrow – with two new seats on offer.

You can find out which ward your address falls into HERE.

Cast your votes

During the local election in Harrow, The Mayor will also be elected – At present, The Mayor of Harrow is Cllr Ghazanfar Ali and the Deputy Mayor is Sasi Suresh.  After the 2021 election, Councillor Ali said, ‘I hope to continue the path of previous Mayors by promoting and celebrating Harrow’s achievements in bringing people from all walks of life together’.

The Labour party in Harrow has enjoyed considerable success over the years and, for 2022, forecasts show that there’s every chance that this will continue – however, with an ever changing political landscape, and a new ward for the borough, there are never any certainties.  

As we gear up towards Harrow’s 2022 local election, you should, by now, have received notification from Harrow Council with details about voting, however, if you haven’t yet received this, you can find out more HERE.