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. Selina has been a volunteer worker in Central Asia. Selina was first elected in May 2018.  

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Email: vincentsquare@westminsterconservatives.com

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News

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.

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.

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.

Getting black bins the Piazza

Local community groups have asked if we can run a trial removing the big black bins from Ashley Place by the Cathedral Piazza. Conservative Councillors Chalkley, Harvey and Short have direct experience of how they are used to disguise serious antisocial behaviour.

Local policing in Vincent Square

None of us were happy about the spike in rough sleeping and associated antisocial behaviour, soup runs and drug-crime around Christmas, near the Cathedral and beyond.

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.

Victoria Tower Gardens

You may be aware of the proposals to locate a new Holocaust Museum within Victoria Tower Gardens which offer iconic views of River Thames and provide much valued and well used outside space for residents living in Vincent Square Ward.

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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 15 years, and is married with a young family.

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.

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.

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, and prior to her election as Lord Mayor, serving as Deputy Cabinet Member

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.