We are very sorry to announce that Cllr Vina Mithani, Conservative Councillor for Kenton West ward, sadly passed away on Thursday the 7th of October 2021 after a long illness. She is survived by her husband Vipin Mithani.
Cllr Mithani was a very prominent member of the Conservative Group, as well as a key figure of the Indian community in Harrow. She was dedicated to serving residents both in Kenton West, and the wider borough.
Cllr Mithani worked hard to improve ties between the local Conservative Party and the Kenton community. Her connection with the community helped secure her election as one of the first Indian Conservative Councillors on Harrow Council in 2002, alongside Manji Kara and Cllr Anjana Patel.
Councillor Vina Mithani was first elected as a Conservative Councillor for Kenton West from May 2002, and served continuously until present, achieving 19 years’ loyal service to the Council. Cllr Mithani has most recently been serving as Shadow Portfolio Holder for Public Health.
Cllr Paul Osborn, Leader of Harrow Council’s Conservative Councillors, said:
“I will really miss Vina; over the years I have been on over 40 visits to temples all across Harrow and Brent with her and Vipin. At Navaratri, I remember her trying to explain how to do the Garba, something, despite her best efforts, I am still terrible at!
Vina was a great source of wisdom when it came to scrutinising the health services across Harrow.
During the last 18 months her insight into public health has been incredibly useful as the Council and the country has had to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
My thoughts are with Vipin at this difficult time.”