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

Balmoral Castle and Darwin House

Following Churchill Conservatives’ petition received last year, Westminster City Council has committed to redeveloping the site of the Balmoral Castle pub. Find our more here.

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.

Cundy Street Flats Update

Councillor Gassanly has written to residents at Cundy Flats, setting out what local Conservative councillors are doing to secure the best deal for residents and the wider community:

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Margot Bright

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