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Brent North (House of Commons)
Mr Barry Gardiner MP (Labour)
Surgery: Barry's Advice Surgeries in Brent North
Barry's surgeries are a chance to meet Barry or his assistant face to face to discuss your problem or concern. At the surgery Barry or his assistant will listen to your problem and then advise what action Barry can take to help.
Surgeries are reserved to Barry's constituents (e.g. people who reside within the parliamentary constituency of Brent North).
There are two types of advice surgery:
Immigration & Asylum
These are held on the 2nd Friday of each month (except August) at Brent Town Hall (Forty Lane, Wembley, HA9 9HD) from 9.30 -12.00 o'clock. See full address below.
You do not need to make an appointment for immigration surgery as it is run on a 'first come, first served' basis.
Please arrive early and bring with you photocopies of relevant documents as Barry cannot accept originals. If you have a home office reference number, please bring that too.
For all matters apart from immigration, you will need to book an appointment at one of Barry's four monthly surgeries - twice per month. Please arrive on time and bring with you photocopies of any relevant documents as Barry cannot accept originals.
Non-Immigration Surgeries are held at the Brent Indian Association and Brent Town hall on the 2nd Monday in the month (except August) or at Sudbury Methodist Church and Kingsbury library on the 4th Saturday in the month (except August). Please see the chart below for the addresses and the directions.
Advice Sugeries Locations
Every 2nd Monday in the Month
Brent Indian Association
116 Ealing Road
Nearest Tube Station: Wembley Central (0.3 miles)
Time 9:30 AM - 11 AM (Appointments only)
Brent Town Hall
(Immigration and Non-Immigration)
Nearest Tube Station: Wembley Park (0.3 miles)
Time 11:30 AM - 1 PM (Appointments only)
Time 9:30 AM - 12:00 (First-come, first-served)
Every 4th Saturday in the Month
(Except August and December)
Sudbury Methodist Church
809 Harrow Road
Nearest Tube Station: Sudbury Town (10-minute walk)
Time 9:30 AM - 11 AM (Appointments only)
522 524 Kingsbury Road
Nearest Tube Station: Kingsbury (0.1 miles)
Time 11:30 AM - 1 PM (Appointments only)
Surgery Tel: 020 7219 4046
MP Since - 1997 Majority - 8,028 Born - 10/03/1957 (Glasgow), Married, 3 sons, 1 daughter.
Education - Glasgow High School, Haileybury College, University of St Andrews, Cambridge University, Harvard University (JFK Scholarship 1983).
Previous Occupation - Arbitrator of Maritime Casualties (Senior Partner), Travels frequently in Eastern Europe, Lectures twice a year for the Academy of National Economy in Moscow. Member MSF/GMB Unions.
Personal Overview - Behaviour to date places him as a moderate, well educated Labour member. Somewhat rootless, having spent periods in Glasgow, St. Andrew's, Cambridge, London and the United States, he comes from a business background, which in turn has taken him on frequent visits to Eastern Europe. He is a member of the Co-operative Party and also has a history in Local Government, where he was particularly active in the areas of art and leisure. Political interests centre around a broad swathe of trade and industry issues. For other Commons members his Chamber addresses have proved pedestrian, which during one particularly taxing passage prompted a colleague to mockingly attempt to set him on fire. Still holds out against the dominant trend amongst the Labour party for beard removal. A call into Government was not thought a likelihood, but a junior position was attained for a few years. Left his job as a Prime Ministerial envoy on Forestry in September 2008 after joining the group of Labour MPs calling for a leadership contest. He became a junior Shadow Minister in July 2013 with a remit covering the Natural Environment and Fisheries.
Political History - Councillor, Cambridge City Council (1988-94), Mayor (1992-93). MP Brent North (1997-). Joint Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party Culture, Media & Sport Committee (2002-04), Joint Vice Chairman Parliamentary Labour Party Treasury Committee (2001-04). Member of the Procedure Select Committee (1997-2001), former member of the Broadcasting Select Committee. Public Accounts Select Committee (1999-2002). Former PPS to Beverley Hughes MP (Home Office). Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office (2004-05), Department for Trade & Industry (2005-06), Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (2006-07). Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Forestry (2007-08). Member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee (2010-). Member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee (2011-). Shadow Natural Environment and Fisheries Minister, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2013-).
Characteristics - Experience in Business, Local Government history, practised in working in Eastern Europe. Contributes to the Philosophical Quarterly journal. It is notable that the Labour victory in 1997 ended the Parliamentary career of Victorian-throwback, and former Tory Education Minister, Sir Rhodes Boyson.
Business Tel: 020 7219 4046
Interests: General Home Affairs,General Trade & Industry,Law & Order,General Economy
- Energy and Climate Change Committee (Member)
- Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Committee (Member)
- Animal Welfare (Associate Group) (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Friends of the Baha'is Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Biodiversity (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Biomass (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Chinese in Britain (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Green Deal Group (Chairman)
- Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (Associate Group) (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on the River Thames (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Rugby Union Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Thorium Energy (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Mexico (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka (Member)
Brent and Harrow (Greater London Authority)
Mr Navin Shah AM (Labour)
GLA Member Since - 2008 Majority - 29,796 Born - 19.
Education - Educated locally.
Previous Occupation - Architect and Planner.
Personal Overview - Experienced local politician who successfully gained the Brent & Harrow seat from the Conservatives in 2008 defying the national trend. He is a former Leader of Harrow BC and has been politically active in the area for 30 years. Has a distinctive background as the son of a former freedom fighter in India. He has stated that he joined the Labour Party due to his 'deep socialist beliefs' and that this encouraged him to become active in working with voluntary organisations in his local area. locally, he has also shown interest in planning and regeneration projects, he was involved in the Harrow Town Centre Regeneration and on the Wembley Stadium project (in consultation with Harrow Council and the neighbouring Authority to Brent). He has also worked on strategic issues within London such as the London Olympics and the Mayor's London Plan (through the West London Alliance of 6 West London Boroughs including Harrow). He has been involved in the Leader's Committee at London Councils (formerly Association of London Government), where he was on the Poverty and Crime and Safety Panels. He has worked with the Metropolitan Police Authority to establish safer neighbourhood teams as well as on the London Safety Plan via his membership of the London Fire Emergency Planning Authority.
Political History - Councillor, Harrow BC, Council Leader (2004-06), Labour Group Leader (2006-08). Has been a member of the National Panel of the Labour Party Ethnic Minority Taskforce. GLA PR list candidate (2000). GLA Member for Brent & Harrow (2008-). Deputy Chairman of the Audit Panel (2008-). Deputy Chairman of the Health and Public Services Committee (2008-). Member of the Planning and Housing Committee (2008-). Member of the Metropolitan Police Authority (2008). Member of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Committee (2008-).
Other Information - Member of Amicus and the Co-operative Party. Member of Harrow Fabian Society. Executive Member of the Council for Racial Equality, Founder (1990) and Trustee of the Harrow Anti-Racist Alliance. Member of Harrow Police Community Consultative Group. Has been a member of the London Fire Emergency Planning Authority. Founder member of Wishram (1990), a group which addresses learning difficulties. Alternative email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
All Party Groups - N/a.
Business Tel: 020 7983 4377
Interests: Community Cohesion,Housing,Discrimination,Planning Issues
- Health & Public Services Committee (Vice Chairman)
- Planning and Housing Committee (Member)
London (European Parliament)
Ms Marina Yannakoudakis MEP (Conservative)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 16/04/1956. Married, 3 children.
Education - Brunel University, BSC in Government, Politics and Modern History. Open University, MA in Education.
Previous Occupation - Financial Director of a family business (pan-European).
Personal Overview - Elected to the European Parliament from third place on the London Conservative Party list. Has been involved running a small business for over 23 years with experience negotiating in in Europe on behalf of her UK clients. She has campaigned to reduce regulation on business, reducing EU waste and fraud and on the sensible managing of migration. She also has experience raising funds for charity, as a former Chair of the Mayor of Barnet's Charity Appeal 2005/06 raising money for the mental health charity MIND.
Political History - Councillor, London Borough of Barnet. Has been Deputy Chairman of Chipping Barnet Conservative Association. MEP London Region (2009-). Membe rof the Delegation to the EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee (2009-). Substitute member of the Delegation for relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo (2009-). Member of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee (2009-). Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (2009-).
Other Information - School Governor. She was a Chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students at Brunel University and Chairperson for Communications on it's Student Union Executive. In her spare time she plays the saxophone and produces her own sculptures which she donates to charity.
Intergroups - N/a.
Interests: Small Business,Business & Finance,Local Government
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
- Women's Rights & Gender Equality (Member)
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