Westminster Labour won a historic victory in the 5 May local elections, taking control of Westminster for the first time ever.
The City of Westminster has been Conservative-run ever since it was created in 1964. For the first time, Westminster’s residents will now have a Labour-run Council after Labour won 31 of the 54 seats up for election.
We have an incredible opportunity to now build a fairer Westminster, with fairer housing for renters, tenants, leaseholders and owners, safer communities, a greener and cleaner city, an economy that works for local people and a Council that stands up for their interests. We’ll put residents at the heart of our decisions, and campaign for a government that is on their side.
And, after nearly 60 years of Conservative rule and the least-representative Council in the UK, we’ll do it with a Labour Group of councillors that fully reflects Westminster’s communities.
New Council leader Cllr Adam Hug said:
“It is an absolute honour to become Leader Elect of Westminster City Council and my thanks go to the people of this great city who have placed their faith in me and my colleagues. I will seek to repay their trust by ensuring the interests of all communities are at the heart of everything the council does so that we deliver a fairer Westminster. Engaging local people in decision making and seeking new ideas from everyone in the city will be central to our fresh approach. I can’t wait to get started.”