Jagdish Sharma Elected Leader of Hounslow Council

Councillor 'honoured' and 'proud to have chance to serve people of the borough'


Leader of Hounslow Council Jagdish Sharma

Shock Result in Hounslow Borough Election

Local Election Result - Ealing Borough

Honours Even in Chiswick Hustings

Sign up for a free newsletter from ChiswickW4.com and BrentfordTW8.com

Cllr Jagdish Sharma has been elected leader of the London Borough of Hounslow.

His appointment along with nine others to the council’s executive took place on Tuesday 25th May at the first meeting of Borough Council since the local elections.

Jagdish Sharma has been a local councillor for 36 years, and has been the leader of the Labour group since 2006.

He said, “It is an honour to be elected leader, and I’m proud to have the chance to serve the people of the borough.

“I will be working with my colleagues on the executive to deliver our five pledges, which we believe will improve life in Hounslow.

“There’s a lot of hard work ahead over the next four years, but we are determined to work hard to make this a better borough for everybody.”

The five pledges that were introduced at the meeting are:

• Action on crime with 100 uniformed officers on the streets and CCTV in crime hotspots
• Extra cash for schools to improve standards and new school places to give parents a better choice
• A new partnership with local businesses and housing associations to create jobs and build 2500 affordable homes to rent or buy
• A 24/7 team of Grimebusters to tackle graffiti, litter, and dumped rubbish, and a direct dial phone number for immediate action.
• A fresh war on waste and a Council Tax cut for all residents

The meeting also saw nine other councillors appointed to the council’s executive.

Cllr Ruth Cadbury


Deputy Leader of the Council

  • Supporting the Leader
  • Regeneration and planning
  • Economic development and jobs
  • Housing strategy and commissioning

Cllr Theo Dennison

Finance and performance

  • Budget strategy
  • Performance management
  • Customer focus
  • Corporate services: HR, corporate property management and assets rationalisation, corporate ICT and legal services
  • Organisational transformation

Cllr Corinna Smart



  • Clean and safe streets
  • Recycling and Waste
  • Heathrow – mitigation and opposing expansion
  • Tackling climate change - energy and carbon strategy
  • Air quality, flooding, Mogden
  • Transport and traffic
  • Gunnersbury Park

Cllr Gurmail Lal

Adult social care and health

  • Adult social care – older people, mental health, learning disabilities, physical and sensory disabilities
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Health partnership and commissioning

Cllr Rajinder Bath


  • Consultation, engagement and involvement
  • Community cohesion
  • Corporate voluntary sector funding
  • Commissioning the voluntary sector
  • Area committees

Cllr Ed Mayne

Community safety and enforcement

  • Community safety
  • Crime reduction
  • Partnership with police and other agencies
  • Parking policy
  • Regulatory services: e.g. licensing, trading standards

Cllr Pritam Grewal

Leisure and well-being

  • Sport culture leisure and recreation strategy
  • Promotion of sport and physical activity
  • Client side of leisure, libraries parks, culture, cemeteries and crematoria
  • Promoting healthy lives - tackling health inequalities
  • Tackling poverty - benefits finance and legal advice, fair treatment
  • Special projects

Cllr Sachin Gupta


  • Partnership with schools – performance, integration and improvement
  • Addressing rising demand and ensure choice for families
  • Special education needs
  • Adult and community, further and higher education and skills agenda

Cllr Lily Bath

Children, youth and families

  • Children’s centres, and targeted and locality Services
  • Specialist services – eg fostering adoption, youth justice, children with disabilities
  • Safeguarding children/child protection
  • Youth; youth engagement and youth services
  • Sport, recreation and other services for children and young people
  • Statutory lead for children and young people


May 26, 2010