Person    | Male  Born 2/10/1961  Died 11/4/2011

Sir Simon Milton

Deputy Mayor of London: 2008 - 2011, Leader of Westminster City Council: 2000 - 2008, Chairman of the Local Government Association: 2007 - 2008. Chief of staff to Boris Johnson from 2009 during his first term as Mayor of London. Died aged 49.

From the Jewish Chronicle: "The statue was erected in Merchant Square in Paddington, west London, where Sir Simon was a driving force behind the redevelopment of the Paddington Basin area. His civil partner, Robert Davis, deputy leader of Westminster city council .... Sir Simon, who was a member of West London Synagogue ... died after losing his 20-year fight against leukaemia."

A much-commemorated man: In addition to the memorials we have already published we are aware of: a statue at Tower Bridge, a statue at Paddington Basin, a pair of plaques in Victoria, a bust by Bruce Denny in the foyer of Westminster City Hall, and a memorial garden at Paddington Recreation Ground.

Harvey Morris points out that "The Tory website Guido Fawkes archly remarked that it {the number of commemorations} surely had nothing to do with the fact that Milton’s long-time companion and civil partner, Robert Davis, had been in charge of planning at Westminster Council. Davis, a former Lord Mayor of Westminster, stepped down as the council’s deputy leader in 2018 after he was found to have accepted hospitality and gifts on more than 500 occasions, most of it from property developers. During his time as a planner, Davis removed five busts of the likes of Sir Isaac Newton and satirist William Hogarth during an ugly and mindless £15 million remake of Leicester Square."

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Sir Simon Milton

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Sir Simon Milton - nymph and pool

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Sir Simon Milton plaque

Unveiled by Boris Johnson.

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Sir Simon Milton relief

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Bombs 7/7/05 - Victoria Embankment

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