Virendra Sharma, Labour Candidate for Ealing Southall said:
“Lets come together, stand together and campaign together for a Labour victory. Whatever our differences they matter less than winning a Labour Government, and I will always be an MP for all of Ealing Southall, for Southall, West Ealing, Elthorne and Northfields.”
Sharma came to Hanwell from India in 1968 and became a bus conductor on the 207 route, later working as a day services manager for people with learning disabilities in Hillingdon. He began his political career by joining the Liberal Party, then switched to Labour. He was Race Equalities Officer to the Labour Party nationally.
He was a councillor in the London Borough of Ealing from 1982–2010 and became Mayor.
Mr Sharma was elected for the first time to the House of Commons, the Lower House of the British Parliament, in 2007.