Category Archives: South Westminster

Why I am standing for Labour in Cities of London & Westminster – Ibrahim Dogus

My name is Ibrahim Dogus and I’m standing as the Labour candidate in Cities of London and Westminster at the general election. After coming to London at the age of 14 with my family as political refugees from Turkey, I … Continue reading

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The Garden Bridge must fully cover its costs before construction says Westminster Committee

Westminster Labour is delighted that the ‘call in’ process instigated by Labour councillors Cllr Adam Hug and Cllr Tim Roca, supported by Committee Chair Cllr Brian Connell, has led to a cross-party consensus that Westminster should require the Garden Bridge … Continue reading

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Nearly £30 Million spent on Ebury Bridge Estate regeneration plan without a brick being laid

Questioning from Labour Councillors has revealed that an eye-watering £29 million has been spent on the Ebury Bridge Estate regeneration scheme before a brick has even been laid. Residents in the Ebury Bridge Estate in Pimlico have been waiting over 3 years for … Continue reading

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Sophia Eglin – a fresh voice for Warwick ward

Sopha Eglin is Labour’s candidate in the forthcoming Warwick ward by-election which is taking place the same day as the General Election on 7th May. Sophia won the Labour Party’s selection contest held last month and has been busy campaigning … Continue reading

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The mystery of the missing Porter’s Rest on Piccadilly

Peter Berthoud has alerted us to this modern mystery posted on his website http://www.peterberthoud.co.uk/2015/03/save-the-porters-rest-on-piccadilly/ We are now making enquiries with Westminster Council to get this piece of local history reinstated. “Save the Porter’s Rest on Piccadilly In 1861 this curious … Continue reading

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Westminster Conservative MP joins Labour in calling for owners of the most expensive property to pay more Council Tax

Mark Field MP is the second Conservative parliamentary candidate in Westminster to call for those who own the most expensive houses to pay additional Council Tax towards public services. He joins Labour’s Karen Buck MP in calling for a bigger … Continue reading

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Wealthy Westminster residents are the least friendly in London, according to academic study

According to the ‘Evening Standard’: “Wealthy Westminster residents are the least friendly in London, Islington hipsters welcome new experiences, while the sensible “nappy valley” residents of Wandsworth show a level of emotional stability that puts the neurotic majority to shame. … Continue reading

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