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. Her fathers words: "stop complaining and do something" still ring clearly in her ears. Before leaving her job in Parliament she worked on many projects including getting more women into politics and organised the first plaque in the House of Commons to a women; a suffragette Marjorie Hume who fought for the right of women to vote. She often spends more than 60 hours a week on her council duties much of this being spent in Lancaster Gate on local ward issues.She is a member of both Planning and Licensing committees, Chairman of The Discretionary Housing Panel; Board member of CWH - which the council is bringing back inhouse.

She is passionate about fairness, justice and opportunities for for all.  When serving as Lord Mayor her charities were: Veterans Aid (ex servicemens charity) Mayhew Animal Home, Kidscape (a charity that helps child bullying) and Eaves (a charity for victims of trafficking and prostitution).  She has many interests amongst them are the environment and animal welfare. Her present challenges are to campaign to get rid of non biological plastic bags and bottles; bring back glass bottles with a deposit system. Susie welcomes the Council's voluntary contribution initiative. She would like to push for more council tax bands at the high end to ensure that those with the most expensive homes pay a fairer contribution.

She brings enthusiasm, commitment, and dedication to local residents, businesses and Westminster. Her passion and energies are firmly rooted in Lancaster Gate and developing Westminster into a great place to live and work.

Telephone: 020 7730 8181

Email: lancastergate@westminsterconservatives.com

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News

Dockless Bikes - New byelaw

Whilst  your Councillors are very supportive of cycling, we have received numerous complaints of Lime Bikes, Mobikes etc "abandoned" on the highway, very often on a narrow pavement causing an obstruction making it difficult for pedestrians to pass; particularly those in a wheelchair or children i

Tackling abuse of short-term letting

We know that most homeowners who let on a nightly basis do so within the law and maintain excellent standards. However, we also know short-term letting can cause problems for local people.

20mph speed limit: have your say!

Westminster has begun a consultation on extending the 20mph zone that had been successfully trialled around schools in the Little Venice area and other parts of Westminster.

Westminster-Wide 20mph speed limit

Conservative run Westminster is making our roads safer and greener by planning to introduce a City-wide 20mph speed limit. ​

This week, the Council launched a consultation on implementing a 20mph speed limit to cover the entirety of Westminster. ​

Council Trials Electric Bin Lorries

In a London-first, Conservative-led Westminster City Council is trialling two electric powered waste collection vehicles over the next two years.

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