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Category: Local

  • June 19, 2017

    Disparity in the central London property market

    Following on from Paul Goodman’s piece on Con Home (which you can find here) the severe shortage of affordable properties in the centre of our great city has again reared its head following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower and the debate surrounding the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ in central London. Properties bought up by non-UK […]
  • September 9, 2016

    Mark visits the Regent Street cinema

    Following its opening last year, the University of Westminster’s Regent Street Cinema has been attracting visitors and film lovers from all over the city. Mark was invited to Regent Street to view the refurbished birthplace of British cinema – made possible by a £1.5million Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant – by Stuart Hobley, Head of […]
  • August 24, 2016

    Action on nuisance street gamblers – have your say

    Mark is pleased to share the news that, after years of lobbying about the impact of nuisance gamblers on the area, the local authority is taking action. Westminster City Council have announced that they intend to implement Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)  in specific places where such anti-social behaviour persists.  PSPOs give the police and local […]
  • April 19, 2016

    Superfast broadband update

    As many of you will be aware, Mark has been lobbying BT and the government for some time on the difficulties central London faces in obtaining super-fast broadband. Unbelievably, despite being at the heart of the UK’s capital city, Cities of London and Westminster constituency has one of the lowest superfast coverage rates in the […]
  • March 27, 2015

    Parliament Dissolved for the General Election

    This website was established when I was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Cities of London & Westminster. As Parliament has now been dissolved there are no MPs until after the General Election on 7 May 2015. I am seeking re-election as the Conservative candidate and have made every effort to ensure my website does not imply […]
  • February 20, 2015

    Superfast broadband coverage in central London

    The release last week of the seat by seat breakdown of superfast broadband connectivity underlined the extent of the problem we face in central London. With a coverage level of just 31% my constituency has by far the lowest superfast broadband connectivity in the whole of the UK. It will come as a surprise to many […]
  • February 16, 2015

    Could a review of council tax be the antidote to Labour’s mansion tax?

    As the New Year dawned, Jim Murphy triumphantly announced that Labour would ‘tax houses in London and the South-East to pay for 1000 new nurses in the Scottish NHS’. The coupling of Labour’s mansion tax policy to its battle-to-the-death north of the border with the SNP was doubtless deliberate. The Scottish Labour leader knows only […]
  • December 4, 2014

    Stamp duty overhauled in the Autumn Statement

    Yesterday Chancellor George Osborne stayed true to Autumn Statement tradition by pulling a rabbit out of his Red Box. A much-needed overhaul of the antiquated stamp duty system has been implemented in double-quick time, banishing in a sweep the duty’s perverse slab element that saw properties taxed at set rates on their entire value once […]
  • September 24, 2014

    Miliband’s Mansion Tax is not the Answer

    How seductive it sounds. A tax on the great mansions of the rich to pay for more doctors and nurses in the NHS to the benefit of all. Labour leader, Ed Miliband, clearly believes he is onto a vote-winner with his so-called ‘mansion tax’ policy, confirmed in his party conference speech yesterday. Quite aside from the […]
  • September 17, 2014

    Never Such Innocence & Marylebone Boys School Launch

    Today Mark officially opened the brand new Marylebone Boys School and helped launch the poetry and art competition of Never Such Innocence, a charity dedicated to educating young people about the First World War. For many years, Westminster parents had expressed their concern about the lack of provision for boys at secondary level in the borough so […]