Highest residential densities in the UK

Latest figures from Census 2011 calculated by my colleague Cllr David Boothroyd shows that that the City of Westminster has some of the most densely packed wards in the United…

Running to Ali

When my father passed away in 2009 ( late Cllr Mushtaq Qureshi), I said the only other funeral I would want to be at would be Muhammad Ali’s one. So,…

EU Referendum Debate in Marylebone

Here’s my speech on the night I am not going to offer doom & gloom as the PM & the Chancellor with a third world war or a depression coming…

Clean air for all -18th Sustainable Development Goal?

The new WHO data shed light on the severity of the air pollution problem globally is it not time to have an 18th sustainable development goal, clean air for all.¬†…

London targeted for pharmacy cuts

After a million users of our pharmacies in the UK signed to stop the cuts to their services, the Prime Minister in response to a PMQ asked by a MP,…

It was D’hondt wot done it

It was nice to see one of my local papers West End Extra sub-headline, that LABOUR’s SUCCESS is QURESHI’s LOSS after 12 years in office at City Hall as an…

Money laundering skews Westminster property market

As a councillor in Westminster one of my jobs was to help people through the process of getting housed by the city council.¬† One of the people I helped has…

Noisy neighbours at Winfield House

President Obama was not just making a noise over whether we should stay in the EU or not but quite literately over Marylebone & St Johns Wood with his helicopters,…

Soho Square Cross rail 2 station, at least

Last week’s AGM of the Soho Society was meant to be a consultation for Crossrail 2 works under Soho. It turned out to be a much more contention affair as…

Ex-council properties owned by off-shore companies

Investigations into off-shore company ownership of properties in Church St Ward, City of Westminster reveal very surprisingly that they have been buying up ex-Right to Buy (RtB)¬†properties in council blocks….