A Stanmore resident and Harrow Councillor has been awarded in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list released to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
Ameet Jogia, was awarded a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the list published on June 1.
An MBE is the third highest ranking Order of the British Empire award – excluding a knighthood/damehood -, behind CBE and then OBE.
Ameet has served Canons Ward as a Conservative councillor for the London Borough of Harrow since 2014. In the recent local elections, he was re-elected for a third term, receiving the highest vote share of any Councillor.
He is the Co-Chair of the Conservative Friends of India, the Party’s biggest affiliate organisation dedicated to strengthening bilateral ties between the UK and India.
Ameet recently assisted in the planning of the Prime Minister’s recent visit to India, which was positively received by the British Indian community, particularly in Harrow.
He has been a Political Advisor in Parliament for more than 10 years and was recently honoured by the Houses of Parliament with a long service award.
Speaking on receiving his MBE, Ameet said: “I am humbled and honoured to have received this honour for something I am so passionate about. I have always been an advocate that politics is an avenue for positive change, and I have tried to encourage political participation wherever I can to make a positive difference to our local communities. I hope that I can continue to do more to serve our society.”