Bob Blackman has survived being deselected as Conservative parliamentary candidate for Harrow East.
The vote of confidence - which could have seen him ousted as the Tory hopeful for the constituency - was taken by approximately a third of the Harrow East Conservative Association at a special general meeting on Monday last week (9).
Association chairman Brian Jones, 70, would not reveal the result but said the margin of victory in Mr Blackman's favour was "slight".
He said: "The association was reviewing Bob Blackman's overall performance since he was selected, particularly in light of the GLA election outcome."
Mr Blackman, who has been the Tories' Harrow East parliamentary candidate since November 2006, is deputy leader of the Conservatives on Brent Council and was the London Assembly member for Brent and Harrow between 2004 and 2008 until he lost his seat to Labour's Navin Shah in May.
The Observer has not yet heard from Mr Blackman for a comment on the matter.