West End (ward)

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West End
Electoral ward
Country United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region London
County Greater London
London borough Westminster
Created 4 May 1978
Named for West End of London
 • Body Westminster City Council
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)
 • Total 10,575
 • Density 14,000/sq mi (5,300/km2)
ONS code 00BKGW
GSS code E05000649
EU Parliament London
London Assembly West Central
UK Parliament Cities of London and Westminster
Area and population statistics from the 2011 Census[1]

West End is a ward of the London borough of the City of Westminster, in the United Kingdom. The ward has existed since elections to Westminster City Council that took place on 4 May 1978. It is named for the West End of London, which covers a wider area. While it has a resident population of 10,000, its daytime population is around 250,000 due to the high number of businesses in the area.


Councillors elected by party at each general borough election.

  •   Conservative
  •   Residents
  •   Labour



The ward of West End was created for the 1978 London borough council elections, returning two councillors. It was part of the City of London and Westminster South constituency.[2]

From 2002[edit]

There was a revision of ward boundaries in Westminster in 2002.[3]

For elections to Parliament, West End is part of the Cities of London and Westminster constituency.

It lies in the east of the borough, and its boundaries broadly cover the neighbourhoods of Mayfair and Soho, the southern part of Fitzrovia, and the south-eastern corner of Marylebone. The boundary to the south with St James's ward is Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, and Hyde Park Corner. The boundary to the west with Knightsbridge & Belgravia Ward is Park Lane. The boundary to the north with Bryanston and Dorset Square ward is Oxford Street and with Marylebone High Street ward is Oxford Street, Vere Street, Henrietta Place, Cavendish Square, Harley Street, and New Cavendish Street. The boundary with the London Borough of Camden is Cleveland Street, Goodge Street, Charlotte Place, Rathbone Street, Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place, Gresse Street, Hanway Street, Tottenham Court Road and Charing Cross Road.

Like all other wards of Westminster, West End is represented by three councillors on Westminster City Council. The last election was held on 22 May 2014, when all three councillors were elected. They are all elected for the Conservative Party, for whom it has become a safe seat in recent years.

2006 election[edit]

West End ward election, 4 May 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Glenys Roberts 1,011 20.7
Conservative Ian Wilder 958 19.6
Conservative Frixos Tombolis 883 18.1
Labour David Bieda 379 7.8
Labour Damian Dewhurst 298 6.1
Liberal Democrat Morag Beattie 275 5.6
Green Tristan Smith 271 5.5
Liberal Democrat Ian Steers 263 5.4
Labour Alon Or-Bach 261 5.3
Liberal Democrat Mark Blackburn 219 4.5
UKIP Colin Merton 67 1.4
Majority 504
Turnout 4,885 25.8 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing

2010 election[edit]

West End ward election, 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jonathan Glanz 1,648 17.9
Conservative Glenys Roberts 1,557 17
Conservative Frixos Tombolis 1,383 15
Labour David Bieda 813 8.9
Liberal Democrat Ian Steers 690 7.5
Labour Damian Dewhirst 686 7.4
Labour Ann Pettifor 657 7.2
Liberal Democrat Stephanie Taylor 641 7
Liberal Democrat Paul Morris 574 6.2
Green Cassandra Scott-Planer 429 4.7
English Democrat Frank Roseman 107 1.2
Majority 570
Conservative hold Swing

2014 election[edit]

West End ward election, 22 May 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Church 1,027
Conservative Glenys Roberts 914
Conservative Jonathan Glanz 865
Labour Katherine Cook 453
Labour Michael Dumigan 435
Labour Damian Dewhirst 393
Independent Andrew Murray 347
Green Anton David De Beristain Humphrey 309
Liberal Democrat A. W. Ravenscroft 152
Liberal Democrat S. A. Sperry 145


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Coordinates: 51°30′45″N 0°08′30″W / 51.51250°N 0.14167°W / 51.51250; -0.14167