Indore-born London Deputy Mayor Rajesh Agrawal eyes Parliament seat



Daily Thanthi


LONDON: Indore-born entrepreneur and London’s Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, has been selected by the Opposition Labour Party as its parliamentary candidate to contest from the constituency of Leicester East in the next general election. Agrawal, 46, took to social media on Sunday to announce his selection and pledged to deliver as a member of Parliament for all residents of a constituency that represents one of the largest South Asian origin populations in the UK. In a local parliamentary contest, he beat another Indian-origin prospective candidate Councillor Rishi Madlani to be named Labour’s choice for the next polls - expected in 2024.