Brent has 40 Labour councillors and 2 Labour Members of Parliament. 

Barry Gardiner - Member of Parliament for Brent North


Barry Gardiner has been the Labour MP for Brent North since 1997.

He has had a successful career an academic, and in business where he worked for a company of Maritime arbitrators. He ended up as the senior partner within eight years, having established the business all across the newly opened-up countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Prior to entering parliament Barry served as a Councillor in Cambridge, and became the youngest person ever to be Mayor of Cambridge. 

In government he has served in the Northern Ireland office as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, as Minister for Biodiversity in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Forestry. 

He has recently been appointed by Ed Miliband, Leader of the Opposition, as the Special Envoy for Climate Change & the Environment.

 You can read more about Barry on his website at

Glenda Jackson - Member of Parliament for Hampstead & Kilburn


Glenda Jackson has been a Member of Parliament since 1992; first representing Hampstead & Highgate and then the new parliamentary constituency of Hampstead & Kilburn from 2010. 

Prior to entering politics Glenda had an established career as an actress having numerous Academy Awards for her roles. 

In government she has previously served as a Minister at the Department for Transport. 

You can visit Glenda's website at


  Cllr Muhammed Butt - Brent Council Leader


Cllr Muhammed Butt is the Leader of Brent Council. He represents Tokyngton ward in Brent Central. As council leader he has three key priorities. 

1. Fairness

"The inequality and injustice I see as I travel across our Borough makes me angry. It is unacceptable that a child growing up in Stonebridge will live ten years less, have a household income of £28,000 less per year and are 17 per cent more likely to live in poverty than a child in Queens Park. If we have one duty as parents and as a community it is to guarantee that where you are born does not determine the chances you have in life."

 2. Jobs, growth and fair pay

"I want all residents to have the opportunities and the tools they need to access work that pays a fair wage. I want to attract more jobs to Brent, guarantee our children leave school with the skills they need to access work and ensure people who are unemployed have the support they need to find work again. I also believe in a fair days pay for a fair days work - work must pay enough for a sustainable and fulfilling life."

 3. A strong sense of community

"Like you, I know my neighbours and we help each other out, but this is becoming harder in the modern world. People who know their neighbours and look out for each other are happier, healthier and wealthier as a result. The bonds that tie us together as a community are our greatest asset. I want to nurture and strengthen these bonds, so that no one in our community feels isolated or alone. I believe we all - the Council, residents, businesses and charities - have a responsibility to make this happen."

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