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. Murad is an LSE graduate and holds a PhD in International Relations from Cardiff University. He has previous experience in political consultancy, human rights campaigning, advocacy and electoral strategy development, with a particular interest in Azerbaijan and wider post-Soviet politics.

Telephone: 020 7730 8181

Email: churchill@westminsterconservatives.com

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News

Electric vehicles and car sharing

Given the increased media attention to environmental issues, we are frequently asked about what WCC is doing to help. We have a range of initiatives including providing more electric vehicle charging points than any other London borough.

Watching over Westminster

The following article originally appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of Victoria magazine.

Marking Dementia Week

The number of people living with dementia is increasing year upon year and we must do more as a nation to make our most vulnerable citizens and their families feel safe and cherished.

Clean Air for All

Air quality is just as much of a priority for you as it is for us - this is why it is at the top of our agenda for Westminster.

Idling vehicles are some of the worst offenders when it comes to dirtying the air we breathe, so Westminster Conservatives are cracking down on them hard.

New secure bike storage planned in Pimlico

There is a growing demand for secure bike storage across the our area. The council is working to provide new lockable bike sheds and hangars (like the one pictured).

The Westminster Mile

For second year running, the Westminster Mile was largest one-mile run in the world. More than 11,000 people ran the one-mile stretch including many of your local Conservative councillors.

Protecting local heritage in Pimlico

Last year Cllr Gassanly intervened when a historic boundary stone in Holbein Place was mistakenly removed during road works. Cllr Gassanly was alerted to the fact by an eagle-eyed local resident and the stone was placed back to its original location.

Improving traffic management on Churchill Gardens

The new Traffic Management Order (TMO) on Churchill Gardens Estate has now gone live. The Order will bring public highway parking enforcement across the estate, ensuring that only residents with valid permits, bona fide visitors and contractors are able to park in the TMO area.

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Barbara Arzymanow

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Richard Beddoe

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Antonia Cox

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Tony Devenish AM

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Christabel Flight

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Jonathan Glanz

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Jim Glen

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Angela Harvey

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David Harvey

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Elizabeth Hitchcock

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Louise Hyams

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Tim Mitchell

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Eoghain Murphy

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Rachael Robathan

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Ian Rowley

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Karen Scarborough

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Mark Shearer

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Selina Short

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Jacqui Wilkinson

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