Bayswater

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 two Conservative councillors; Richard Elcho and Emily Payne, as well as a Labour Councillor. 

Richard and Emily host a monthly surgery on the second Tuesday of every month Paddington Library, Porchester Rd, London, W2 5HS.

No appointment necessary.

You can also follow Richard and Emily on Instagram here 

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

Campaigns

People

Richard Elcho

Richard Elcho has lived in Bayswater for thirty years.  As a result, Richard knows Bayswater 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 has lived in Bayswater for most of her life .  She was elected as a councillor in May 2018.  Emily is a local school governor and works as a consultant. 

News

The chancellor’s measures are ‘putting bread on the table’

The following article, written by Westminster City Council Leader Rachael Robathan, originally published by themj.co.uk

Up and down the town centres of the country, we felt the tectonic plates move on Saturday as, after four months of being cooped up, people finally got to go out.

Mental Health Guide

The Mental Health Foundation is hosting Mental Health Week, on the theme of Kindness.

75th Anniversary of VE Day

This week, the Union Flag will fly outside Westminster City Hall to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday.

Refurbishment of Laptops, and Family-Activity Packs

The Conservative-controlled Westminster City Council has arranged for the refurbishment of two hundred decommissioned Council laptops. The laptops have been distributed to help vulnerable families hitherto without computers.

Working Together - Our Local Response

Councillor Richard Elcho and Emily Payne have worked quickly to put in place a local response, including support groups, telephone partnering, Local shopping deliveries and entertainment.