Louise Hyams

Louise Hyams has had the honour and privilege of representing St. James's Ward since her election to the Council in 1998. She is totally committed to improving the quality of life for all the residents of this diverse ward in the centre of London. Having been involved in most areas of the Council's work, she is currently the Deputy Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing. She also serves on the Planning and City Development Committee, the Licensing Committee and the Standards Committee and the Adoption & Fostering Panel. Louise was Lord Mayor in 2008/9.

Telephone: 020 7730 8181

Email: stjames@westminsterconservatives.com 

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News

One Year of Promises Kept

A year ago, people living in Westminster voted for a Conservative-run Council. In one of the closest elections in recent years, you put your faith in us to deliver a council with high-quality services and the lowest Council Tax in the country.

Funding available for community projects

The Community Contribution Fund is a grant that has been voluntary donated by the residents in the highest value properties in Westminster. The scheme is managed by the City of Westminster Charitable Trust and more than £600,000 is now available. Eligible causes include projects that: 

Progress on Air Quality

Conservative run Westminster City Council is taking drastic action to improve air quality in our city.

The Conservatives won a majority at the last local election on a platform of making Westminster one of the cleanest and greenest cities in the UK, and we’re keeping this promise.

Westminster Matters: Leader's Update March 2019

Westminster Matters: An update from Cllr Nickie Aiken, Leader of Westminster City Council

It has been an incredibly busy time since I last updated you on the work of Conservative-run Westminster City Council.

A supporting hand for those sleeping on the streets

Sadly we continue to see an increase in the number of rough sleepers on our streets. Westminster attracts more than the next four boroughs combined. Being the “capital of the capital” has always meant more people bedding down on our streets.

The Prince of Wales formally opens Cleveland Place

The public realm scheme at the junction of St James’s Street, Pall Mall and Cleveland Place was opened by Prince Charles on 4th March 2019. The public realm changes saw a new roundabout introduced and also extensive pavement and junction upgrades.

Update on the Holocaust memorial and learning centre

As many residents will be aware, the UK Government have plans to install a national Holocaust memorial and learning centre in Victoria Tower Gardens adjacent to the Palace of Westminster. The plans can be seen online here and there was also a public exhibition in September.

Council implements leafing clearing plan

You may have noticed that our trees have started to shed their leaves. From 5th November, Westminster City County began implementing its ‘Leafing Plan’.

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Matthew Green

Matthew moved into the area five years ago and has been a community activist since then. He works as a consultant and covers areas including LGBT and gender equality.

Lindsey Hall

Lindsey Hall has represented the Abbey Road Ward since 2007 and has become well known for her pro-active response to issues like anti-social behaviour, noise complaints and breaches of planning conditions.

Angela Harvey

Angela moved to Pimlico nearly 30 years ago and was first elected to the Council in 2002.  She works hard to protect the village feel of Pimlico, and is known as a caring, capable and accessible local councillor, helping residents to make their lives better.

David Harvey

David lives in Vincent Square Ward. Elected in 2010, he works to make life better for local residents and businesses and to preserve our area’s distinct character. He always pushes for Council services to be high quality, value for money and helpful.

Elizabeth Hitchcock

Elizabeth has lived in London for the past 25 years and in Westminster for the past 11 years. She is the mother of four sons, currently working part-time for a Conservative Cabinet Minister and is a trustee of a Westminster-based youth club.

Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell has lived and worked in Westminster for over 25 years and is a self-employed computer consultant. An active member of the St James's area community, he serves on the committees of several local groups including Covent Garden’s Jubilee Hall Trust and the Abbey Community Centre. A councillor since 1998, he has had experience of every part of the Council. Presently, Tim is Cabinet Member for Environment and City Management and Chief Whip.

Gotz Mohindra

Gotz values the ward's unique charm and appeal and intends to work extremely hard to preserve its heritage for the benefit of all locals. Gotz went to a university in Westminster and has worked in the borough for 14 years. He works for an investment and property company. 

Eoghain Murphy

Since settling in Marylebone 15 years ago, Eoghain Murphy has immersed himself in local life, developing a deep affection for the area and its communities.

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.

Robert Rigby

Robert Rigby has lived in St John's Wood for over 30 years. He has represented the residents of Regent's Park ward since 2010. Robert is currently Deputy Cabinet Member Finance, Property & Regeneration and is Chair of a planning committee.