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Ousted! Councillor Thaya Idaikkadar, Harrow Labour Group leader for just six months, was replaced by Councillor David Perry at the recent Labour Group AGM.

The HCJ has maintained the position that both a quality administration and a quality opposition at Harrow Council are necessary in effectively running the council and serving the residents.

We, like others, are now very concerned about the leadership crisis at the Harrow Council administration level which could have serious implications for the Council’s services to residents.

Councillor Thaya Idaikkadar, Harrow Labour group leader for just six months, was replaced by Councillor David Perry at the recent Labour Group AGM.

It is as if the ‘Britain’s first Sri Lankan council leader’ Cllr Thaya Idaikkadar, elected in November 2012, has had a rough ride in a race boat with a hole which has now been remotely unplugged, again because of who he is.

The newly elected ‘leader’ of the Labour Group, who, as far as we know, has no track record of understanding or serving the highly diverse Harrow communities, except for availing few photo opportunities, has not given any credible reasons as to why he challenged his leader who, in his own words, was doing well:

“Thaya took over the leadership of Harrow Council in November 2012 at what was a crucial time facing the council. His leadership steered the council through a very difficult budget setting process when the council’s finances were being cut by government. He has introduced some excellent ideas which sit at the heart of our Labour values in helping the residents of Harrow who are most in need”.

Our job becomes more interesting as we now have reasons to monitor the administration leadership as well. 22/4/13

Update 3/9/13: Once again the leadership of the Harrow Councillor Thaya Idaikkadar, ‘Britain’s first Sri Lankan council leader’ is about to be challenged, this time by the opposition Tory group on the Harrow Council who has called for a fresh vote for the leader of the Harrow council.

It is very worrying that the Tory group challenging the Council leadership is poor opposition under its present leadership, in our opinion - what would it be like for Harrow if Tories succeeded in toppling the current administration of the council.

Councillor Idaikkadar is known to challenge institutional practices – for example, BBC reported “Harrow Council left with no party in control amid racism row”?

It appears that Councillor Idaikkadar has been repeatedly targeted because who he is!



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