Westminster’s Labour Councillors

Labour’s nineteen Westminster City Councillors represent residents in the Queen’s Park, Church Street, Bayswater, West End, Harrow Road, Maida Vale, Churchill and Westbourne Wards.  Along with Karen Buck MP we take up individual cases, as well as issues of concern across the wards we represent and across Westminster generally.

We hold regular weekly advice surgeries, as follows;

  • Monday – 2.00pm-4.00pm (Advice Plus at Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, Queen’s Park)
  • Tuesday – 5.30pm-6.30pm (Church Street Library)
  • Wednesday- 10.30am- 12 noon (Church Street Library)
  • Saturday – 11am – 12 noon (The Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, W2 5ES)

Surgery Poster July 18

Churchill Ward Councillors hold a monthly surgery on Thursday evenings from 7.00pm – 8.00pm at the Churchill Hall, Churchill Gardens, SW1V 3AL  For enquiries please contact 0207 641 4299.

Maida Vale Ward Councillors holds advice sessions as follows:

  • 1st Saturday of the month, 10am to 11am at Paddington Recreation Ground Cafe, W9 1PF
  • 2nd Thursday of the month, 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Maida Vale Estate Office, Glasgow House, W9 1QY
  • 3rd Friday of the month, 10.30am to 11.30am at Dibdin Hall, 234 Dibdin House, W9 1QQ
  • 4th Friday of the month, 10.30am to 11.30am at the Maida Vale Estate Office, Glasgow House, W9 1QY

You can contact Councillor Begum at rbegum2@westminster.gov.uk 020 7641 2230

Bayswater Councillor Maggie Carman holds regular surgeries at

Paddington Library, Porchester Road every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 2.00pm – 3.30pm

West End Councillor Pancho Lewis’ surgery

August & September:
Third Saturday of the month, 10:30-noon, Danceworks, 16 Balderton Street, Mayfair, W1K 6TNOctober to January:

Third Saturday of the month, times and places below.

  • 10:00-11:00, Danceworks, 16 Balderton Street, Mayfair, W1K 6TN
  • 11:30-12:30, 68 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 4QJ

Let us know if we can take up a local issue in your area. Please contact your ward councillor (firstinitial.surname@westminster.gov.uk e.g. troca@westminster.gov.uk) or if you live in another ward please contact Cllr Adam Hug on ahug@westminster.gov.uk or 020 7641 2230

If you would like to subscribe to the regular Labour Group E-Newsletter please contact pdimoldenberg@westminster.gov.uk

The Labour Group are

Queen’s Park Ward – Paul Dimoldenberg, Patricia McAllister (Deputy Leader) and Barrie Hamza Taouzzale







Harrow Road Ward – Ruth Bush, Guthrie McKie and Tim Roca




Westbourne Ward – David Boothroyd, Adam Hug (Leader) and Papya Qureshi




Church Street Ward – Aicha Less, Matt Noble and Aziz Toki




Maida Vale Ward – Geoff Barraclough, Rita Begum and Nafsika Butler-Thalassis






Bayswater – Maggie Carman








West End – Pancho Lewis







Churchill WardAndrea Mann and Shamim Talukder 





Labour Group positions are as follows:

Other Labour Group Roles

  • Shamim Talukder: Culture and Heritage Champion talukder@westminster.gov.uk
  • Aziz Toki: Shadow Chair of Licensing atoki@westminster.gov.uk
  • Hamza Taouzzale: Young People’s Champion htaouzzale@westminster.gov.uk
  • Papya Qureshi: Labour Group Treasurer pqureshi@westminster.gov.uk

You can read about past Labour Group campaigns in

westminster whistleblowers

‘The Westminster Whistleblowers’ – Shirley Porter, homes for votes and twenty years of scandal in Britain’s rottenest borough by Paul Dimoldenberg

Double-dealing, dirty tricks, backstabbing and murky financial dealings at
the heart of London – welcome to the world of Westminster City Council
under Shirley Porter.

The Westminster Whistleblowers takes you on a roller-coaster ride of
behind-the-scenes intrigues in local politics and reveals how one of Britain’s most
respected Conservative Councils was nearly brought to its knees by political intrigue
unrivalled in modern times.

Paul Dimoldenberg, the leader of the Labour Group, explains how the machinery of the City Council was hijacked by Shirley Porter and her colleagues to ensure victory for the Conservatives at Council elections. He reveals how Labour Councillors uncovered the secret ‘Homes for Votes’ plot and how the district auditor, with help from the Labour opposition, finally brought Porter to justice.

The author’s reward was to be forced to overcome a Kafkaesque investigation into the City Council’s claim that he had brought it ‘into disrepute’ by exposing how slowly it went about collecting the £42 million surcharge owed by Porter. This is local government as you have never seen it before.

‘A revelation… The sheer chutzpah of what the Tories did, the secretive way they went about it and the shameful way the council’s officers went along with all the
shenanigans should surprise even a diehard cynic… It is a narrative which keeps the
interest and is hard to put down’ Tribune

‘This book is essential reading for anyone wishing to learn what politicians will do to
discredit or destroy those who stand in their way’ Morning Star

The supporting cast and script has more double dealing than a Jacobean 17th-century play’ Camden New Journal

‘Required reading for all who wonder whether the creation of the Standards Board and its subsequent actions, especially in London, where justified’ Public

ISBN: 1842751794
Politico’s Publishing – 2006

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