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

Housing for All

Westminster needs more homes, this is why your Conservative run council has an ambitious plan to build 2000 new homes in our city.

An New, easier to use Website

Since the election residents have been telling us about the frustrations they have with the Council’s website and online services. We agreed with them and dedicated an entire cabinet portfolio to improving our online offer.

Summer treats for Lancaster Gate

This year we have funded our usual hanging baskets plus some extra ones in Craven Road, leading visitors towards the shops on Craven Terrace.

On your bike!

We want to make Westminster one of the most cycle friendly parts of the capital. Not only is it good for your heath, getting pollutant traffic off our streets is one of the main ways we’re going to improve air quality.

Dockless bikes across Westminster

Dockless bikes such as Lime Bike, Mobike and oBike, not to be confused with the ‘Boris Bikes’ can often be seen left on our streets. Although Westminster promotes active and sustainable journeys and encourages people to walk and cycle, it has not given these multiple dockless cycle hire operators

Lessons from the SWAT team in Lancaster Gate

The council’s Street Waste Action Team (SWAT) spent several weeks in the ward during April and May, focusing on public education and enforcement against fly-tipping.

Reporting suspicious behaviour to the police

We are often asked by residents about the best way to report suspicious behaviour to the Police. We have consulted them and been told that if a crime is in the process of taking place then you should ring ‘999’. If the offence has happened, then you should ring ‘101’. 

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Richard Elcho

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Christabel Flight

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Peter Freeman

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Murad Gassanly

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Jonathan Glanz

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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.