Sachin is 30 years old, married, and a qualified barrister who has been a councillor in Barnet since 2006. He is currently chairman of the council's health and social care scrutiny committee and is also a member of the pan-London joint health overview and scrutiny committee. He was also Deputy Chairman (Political) of Hendon Conservative Association in the run-up to the 2005 general election.
Brent Central is a newly-created seat which comprises parts of all three exisitng Brent constituencies and will probably be unique at the next election in that two sitting MPs will be fighting for it: Dawn Butler for Labour and Sarah Teather for the Lib Dems. It has a notional Labour majority of 7,469 over the Lib Dems (according to the Rallings and Thrasher calculations), with the Conservatives starting in third place on a notional 13% of the vote.