West End

About the ward 

West End Ward covers the iconic areas of Mayfair, Soho, Fitzrovia and East Marylebone. Along Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street and the surrounding areas, it includes some of Britain’s busiest shopping streets and is home to large numbers of theatres, entertainment and cultural venue. A significant proportion of the area affected by current plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street which runs through the ward. The ward also contains Bond Street tube station, which will be on the new Elizabeth line when in opens in December 2018.

Many of London’s top creative industries, including Savile Row, the post-production facilities in Soho and art galleries and auctioneers are situated within the ward. It is one of the world’s most vibrant areas, with millions of visitors a year, and a vibrant and diverse economy including many evening and night-time venues.

The ward is currently represented by two Conservative councillors; Tim Barnes and Jonathan Glanz, and a Labour Councillor. 

To find out more about them, you can visit their respective pages by clicking on the links below.

People

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.

Tim Barnes

Having moved to the area around Fitzrovia while a student at UCL, Tim now lives in Soho. 

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.

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.

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.

Electric vehicles and car sharing

The Council has launched two new flexible vehicle sharing schemes with ZipCar and DriveNow which will help reduce the number of cars on our roads. A flexible vehicle sharing scheme allows users to hire vehicles and to leave them in different on-street locations within Westminster and other partic

Positive News in Brunei Campaign and Dorchester License Review

Following the positive news in the last 48 hours that the Sultan of Brunei intends to suspend the death penalty for those found guilty of adultery or gay sex, we are suspending our request for a review of the Liquor Licenses held by The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane.

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.

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.