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. With Semble, Mark’s principle role is delivering large scale “purposeful" campaigns for companies looking to connect and give back to the community. Mark was first elected in May 2018.

Telephone: 020 7730 8181

Email: stjames@westminsterconservatives.com 

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News

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.

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.

Neighbourhood enforcement meetings

Your St. James’s councillors, the Council officers, the Police and other partners now meet once a month to identify and rectify ongoing problems of refuse and anti-social behaviour at a neighbourhood level.

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.

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.

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 Cities of London and Westminster for more than 20 years, first moving to London in 1997. She lived in the Barbican in the heart of the City of London before moving to Pimlico where she has been raising her family since 1999.

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.  Richard continues to serve as a Governor of St Mary’s Bryanston Square Primary School and as Presi

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.

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 has lived in Hyde Park ward with her family for nearly 20 years and is Vice Chairman of Governors at Marylebone Boys' School. Those of us who know this area well appreciate its thriving community and church groups, and wonderful Hyde Park on our doorsteps.

Tony Devenish AM

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.