About the ward 

Bayswater is on the western edge of the City of Westminster. It is bordered to the north by Wesbourne, Lancaster Gate to the south and Hyde Park to the east. The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea borders Bayswater to the west.

The ward is currently represented by three Conservative councillors; Brian Connell, Richard Holloway and Suhail Rahuja.

To find out more about them, you can visit their respective pages by clicking on the links below.


Richard Holloway

Richard Holloway has been your Bayswater Councillor since 2014. Formerly an internal engagement manager for the retail department store John Lewis, Richard now works for a telecommunications company.

Richard Elcho

Richard Elcho has lived in Bayswater for nearly thirty years.  As a result, Richard knows our area very well, is deeply attached to it, and is keen to protect its heritage. Richard works as a lawyer in the Employment Tribunal where he helps workers to enforce their rights.

Emily Payne

Emily Payne has spent most of her life living in Bayswater. She is a local school governor and works as a project manager for a multinational. Having grown up in Bayswater she understands many of the issues that residents feel strongly about.


Tackling crime in Bayswater together

We have seen crime rise in the local area and are working with the police to tackle it, especially the surge in burglaries we’ve seen recently in the ward. We have some good news to share.

Action on Planet Organic noise issues

Your Lancaster Gate and Bayswater Councillors, have taken action following residents’ complaints about deliveries to Planet Organic on Westbourne Grove. Within the last 12 months there have been four complaints made to the Westminster noise team regarding deliveries to Planet Organic. 

Local Conservatives get action on moped related crime in Bayswater

Many of local residents have expressed concerns to us about the worrying increase in moped related crime and anti-social behaviour in Bayswater. In particular, the use of Kildare Passage for moped riders to cut through from Newton Road to Kildare Gardens, leaving police unable to pursue them.

Bayswater Matters July 2017

Bayswater Councillors voice concerns about Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Your Bayswater Councillors have written to Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, expressing our serious concerns over the Notting Hill Carnival 2017.