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. He is keen to advocate on behalf of the residents of Bayswater, and to make sure that the ward continues to be safe and clean. Recently he has been working alongside your other Conservative candidates to ensure that residents concerns are heard about the Newton Road Medical Centre development.

Richard was first elected in May 2018. 

Telephone: 020 7730 8181

Email: bayswater@westminsterconservatives.com

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Electric vehicles and car sharing

The Council has launched two new flexible vehicle sharing schemes with ZipCar and DriveNow which will help reduce the number of cars on our roads. A flexible vehicle sharing scheme allows users to hire vehicles and to leave them in different on-street locations within Westminster and other partic

Westminster on Wheels

From 1st April 2019 Westminster City Council’s (WCC) housing stock previously managed by CityWest Homes was transferred back in-house to WCC.

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.

TfL announce Royal Oak no longer being considered for coach station

Ahead of our planned protest outside TfL’s offices later today and our 6,470 strong petition, TfL has announced today it is no longer pursuing the option of a coach station at Royal Oak. However, we will still be delivering our petition at 5.00 pm today (Thursday 14th March) to TfL to enforce the

Waste Management in Bayswater

Fly tipping has been one of the biggest issues we have faced in Bayswater and local Councillors Richard Elcho and Emily Payne have unrelentingly lobbied the council on behalf of local people. 

See Also

Heather Acton

Heather Acton has lived in Westminster for over thirty years and was elected councillor for Hyde Park ward in 2010, expressing her desire to work to provide a healthy living environment in Westminster for all residents.

Ian Adams

Ian Adams was first elected to Westminster City Council in 2002.  He has lived on the Hyde Park Estate with his partner, now husband, Christopher since 2001.  Ian has wide-ranging interests at Westminster Council.

Nickie Aiken

Nickie Aiken has lived in the Warwick ward for over 20 years, and is married with two children both of whom attended the local church primary school before going onto secondary education. 

Barbara Arzymanow

Barbara has lived in Westminster for over 35 years and knows that a strong voice can make a difference. Having retired from a business career she plans to dedicate herself full-time to being a community champion liaising with residents and the wealth of organisations representing them.

Tim Barnes

Having moved to the area around Fitzrovia while a student at UCL, Tim now lives in Soho. 

Richard Beddoe

Richard Beddoe is a lawyer specialising in child protection.  He was delighted to lead the formation of a specialist domestic violence court at the Westminster Magistrates Court on Marylebone Road. 

Iain Bott

Iain Bott was elected to the council in a by-election in 2013, and works as a dentist in the Marylebone High Street Ward.

Margot Bright

Margot has lived in Westminster for over 30 years. During that time, she has been an active within the community as a long-standing member local residents’ associations; SEBRA and BRA. Margot has also sat on the Safer Neighbourhoods Panel and serves as a trustee of Paddington Charities.

Susie Burbridge

Susie was elected as a councillor in 1998 whilst continuing to work in Parliament. She grew up in Yorkshire with her six brothers and sisters and left for London at the age of 24 to open a travel business. She is very much a family person and has a son and daughter.

Melvyn Caplan

Melvyn has been a councillor for Little Venice Ward since 1990 and has lived in the area for more than 30 years.  He is currently chairman of the Housing and Finance policy and scrutiny committee.

Danny Chalkley

Danny Chalkley has represented Vincent Square Ward since 2002. He has worked persistently to address many local problems and improve the quality of life for those living and working in the area. He has served as a Cabinet Member for many years and sat on numerous committees. 

Antonia Cox

Antonia Cox was elected to the council in a by-election in 2012. Posts held include Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing and Chairman of the Pension Fund Committee. Antonia is Vice Chairman of Governors at Marylebone Boys' School in North Wharf Road. 

Lorraine Dean

Lorraine has lived in Little Venice since 1983 and ran a family electronics business on Edgware Road for 17 years. She now works locally at the City of Westminster college as a teaching assistant to young disabled adults.

Tony Devenish

Tony Devenish represents the Knightsbridge & Belgravia ward on Westminster City Council and West Central on the Greater London Authority which includes Westminster. Tony is a self employed interim director in a number of property outsourcing, construction and utilities companies.

Christabel Flight

Christabel Flight was elected to represent Warwick Ward in May 2006. She has held the following roles: acting as Westminster's Older Peoples Champion, editor of Westminster Plus for Westminster's 25,000 freedom pass holders.

Peter Freeman

Peter has lived in the ward for a number of years and is an active member of the local community.

Murad Gassanly

First elected in 2014 and representing Churchill Ward in Pimlico, Murad joined the Conservative Group at the City of Westminster Council in July 2017. He is a freelance political consultant, specialising in energy politics in the Caspian Sea region.

Jonathan Glanz

Jonathan Glanz has lived and worked in the West End for many years. He is currently Lead Member for Broadband and the Digital Economy and Chairman of the Family and People Services Policy and Scrutiny Committee.

Jim Glen

Jim Glen has lived in Pimlico for over 20 years, and is married with three children all of whom attended the local Church primary school before going on to secondary education.

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.

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, theLicensing Committee and the Standards Committee and the Adoption & Fostering Panel. Louise was Lord Mayor in 2008/9.

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. 

 

Rachael Robathan

Rachael Robathan was a fund manager in the City for almost 20 years, specialising in emerging markets. She has been actively involved in politics for all her adult life and, among other things, was co-Chairman of Contact, a Conservative political lecture group with over 400 members.

Ian Rowley

Ian Rowley has lived in Marylebone High Street Ward for 27 years and have represented its residents on the Council since 2007, where his activities have covered crime and disorder, housing, financial, commercial and strategic matters. Ian is currently the Chair of both WCC Audit and Performance C

Karen Scarborough

Karen Scarborough has lived locally for over twenty years. She prioritises communicating with residents and resolving concerns from street issues to licensed premises.

Mark Shearer

Mark Shearer is a Chartered Surveyor and also Co-Founder of Semble (www.semble.org) - previously called Project Dirt. Mark’s surveying focus is on "retail-led" city centre regeneration.

Selina Short

Selina has lived in Vincent Square ward for 17 years.  She works in Parliament, supporting MPs in dealing with issues raised by their constituents. Selina is keen to make a difference locally by working on solutions to local issues from rough sleeping and housing to traffic management.

Andrew Smith

Andrew was elected as a Councillor in Lancaster Gate in 2008; since his election he has worked to improve the environment of Lancaster Gate, supported residents to deliver sensitive development in the area and stood up for the interests of CityWest Homes residents.

James Spencer

James was elected to Westminster City Council in May 2018. As well as ward councillor for Tachbrook he sits on the Planning Committee, the Housing and Finance Policy and Scrutiny Committee and the Standing Advisory Committee for Religious Education. 

Paul Swaddle

Paul lives in St John’s Wood and runs a software company in central London. He is passionate about ensuring that Westminster remains a great place to do business and live. Paul is the Cabinet Member for Customer Service and Digital at Westminster City Council.

Telephone: 020 7730 8181

Judith Warner

Judith Warner has been a resident of and a Councillor in St Johns Wood for over 20 years. She has Chaired a number of committees including Education, Housing, and Environment, and was Cabinet Member for City Management.

Jacqui Wilkinson

Jacqui has lived in Pimlico for over 20 years and was elected as a Councillor for Warwick Ward in 2015. She is currently Deputy Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Education and Skills as well as Westminster's Animal Welfare Champion.