My Campaigns for Kensington

I have made no secret of the fact that I would like to be re-elected as your Member of Parliament for Kensington and represent my fellow residents in Parliament.

As a lifelong resident, I care passionately about the issues that affect our daily lives.

Thank you to those who completed my resident’s survey for Kensington, I’ve received hundreds of responses so far, read each and every response carefully, and will be taking up these topics with our local councillors, partners and stakeholders where relevant.

Having lived here all my life, I am very familiar with many of the detailed issues that you’ve raised, and if I’m reselected as your candidate, I will ensure that these priorities form the basis of my “Campaigns for Kensington”.

When asked for your top three priorities, crime and policing, healthcare and taxation, such as stamp duty, topped the list. This was closely followed by protecting the environment and housing.

Listening to our new Borough Command Unit chief on tackling crime locally

Listening to our new Borough Command Unit chief on tackling crime locally

Feeling safe on our streets is not surprisingly a top priority – 98 per cent of respondents said it was ‘very important’ and particular concerns included the increase in street crime, petty thefts and burglary. If I am fortunate enough to be your MP again, I will meet up with our local Borough Commander so that with the new centralised and merged policing structure the needs of Kensington are not lost in the wider area. The Council has invested in additional policing in the past and under Boris was able to “buy” additional policing with a shared cost formula. We have great local police here, so it is vital that with the new merging of the areas that we do not lose those officers who have the local knowledge.

The full results can be found here.

Over the coming months I will put up more of my “Campaigns for Kensington” and welcome your comments, so that together we can make sure I have listened to your priorities.

If you haven’t completed my survey yet, there’s still time to do so by clicking here.

I value your opinion and welcome your views about YOUR priorities for our local area. Your details will be used solely for the purposes of sending you information about my campaign and Kensington and will never be shared with any other person or organisation. Please see my privacy policy here.

Thanks very much,

Victoria Borwick

December 12th, 2018

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre AGM

For over 30 years years, Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre continues to serve the needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families in London. I was delighted to speak at their AGM this year.       Read Al Hasaniya’s letter here      

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March 13th, 2019

Your Priorities for Kensington

Your Priorities for Kensington

I’ve been receiving hundreds of responses from my #Kensington survey. Crime, the cost of living and supporting local businesses are just some of the issues important to you. If you haven’t yet told me your priorities for our area, you can do so by visiting victoriaborwick.london. Your views are important and they will form the […]

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January 21st, 2019

Local decisions affect you…

Local decisions affect you but how can you affect local decisions? The Council is reviewing how we make decisions and how we can better involve local people in the decisions that matter to them. Public meetings will be held monthly from October 2018 until May 2019. Upcoming events include: 5 February 2019, 6.30pm; Freeman Suite, […]

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January 8th, 2019

December 2018 Newsletter

It’s been another busy week in Kensington working with local residents, businesses and volunteers in the community. Last Thursday evening I joined my fellow governors, for a meeting at Golborne and Maxilla Children’s Centre under the Westway. This nursery provision has received an “excellent” rating from Ofsted which is down to the hard work and […]

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December 13th, 2018

Vote of confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party

As you may be aware the Chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady MP, has announced that he has received the requisite number of letters from the Parliamentary Party seeking a vote of confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party. This vote of Conservative MPs is due to take place this evening between […]

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December 12th, 2018

My Campaigns for Kensington

My Campaigns for Kensington

I have made no secret of the fact that I would like to be re-elected as your Member of Parliament for Kensington and represent my fellow residents in Parliament. As a lifelong resident, I care passionately about the issues that affect our daily lives. Thank you to those who completed my resident’s survey for Kensington, […]

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December 12th, 2018

CHANCELLOR’S BUDGET 2018 – Local Impact

The full Budget document is available on the Government’s website at this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/budget-2018 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/budget-2018-24-things-you-need-to-know However, in summary:

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October 31st, 2018

A way to kick-start London’s housing market

My letter published today in The Telegraph
13th March 2019 Read Here…

Local decisions affect you…

Photo Diary

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Victoria Borwick and Cllr. Malcolm Spalding discuss BID in Earls Court

Really pleased to have Cllr. Malcom Spalding join me and talk about how a Business Improvement District in Earls Court will increase shopping and tourism and improve the area.

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Local Resident’s Survey Results – So Far

Thank you to those who completed my local resident’s survey in Kensington.

To summarise the results, I have put them in chart form here, but I shall be taking up these topics with our local councillors, where relevant, and if you re-select me as your candidate I will ensure that these form the basis of my “Campaigns for Kensington”.

If you haven’t completed my survey yet, there’s still time to do so by clicking here.

Why I can win back Kensington


Victoria Borwick sets out why she’s the right choice to be the Tory’s Kensington candidate at the next general election.

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A decisive step forward towards Brexit


A draft deal that delivers on the referendum and will see us take back control of our money, laws and borders.

It will end freedom of movement while protecting jobs, security and our precious Union.

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Chancellor’s Budget 2018 – Local Impact

Read the local impact of the Chancellor’s Budget 2018 here…

What the Conservatives are doing

Get involved in our campaign by Sharing the Facts about what we’re doing to help secure a better future – and how Labour would put it all at risk.

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Death toll on your conscience Mr Mayor?

On knife crime, you must and you CAN do more Mr Mayor.
As I write this, sixty young people have lost their lives this year. Sixty families grieving. This cannot go on.

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First year anniversary of Grenfell Tower

As we commemorate the first anniversary of the tragedy of Grenfell I am pleased that the Prime Minister has publicly confirmed the Government’s ongoing support for all those affected by this tragedy.

This article from the Prime Minister appeared in the Evening Standard:

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The Prime Minister outlines her Brexit approach

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister
The Sunday Times
Sunday 13th May 2018

Trust me, I’ll take back control — but I’ll need your help

Amid all the noisy debate and technical discussions about our departure from the European Union, I want to take this opportunity to remind the British public of my mission in the negotiations.

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Windrush settlers

As an MP much of my time was spent in debates in Parliament or immersed in casework, but there was also the opportunity of dipping into the fantastic library in the House of Commons, I therefore had time to read several accounts of our Windrush arrivals, and those that preceded them – I particularly enjoyed the Trevor Phillips book where he interviewed and followed the lives of many individuals and their experiences.

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Broadband in Kensington

Meeting with the Minister to discuss the urgent need to improve Broadband access in Kensington.

Local meeting was held at the Town Hall with Councillors, Openreach team from BT and Tony Devenish from the GLA. All residents urgently need good broadband. Cllr Matthew Palmer also led a resident meeting to improve these services with representatives from BT.

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Notting Hill Carnival

Significant changes must be made, to improve this event, which drew in a million people this year.

Click here to see more about the Notting Hill Carnival.

Click here to read about the Grant Funding Advisory Panel

Grenfell Tower

I am absolutely devastated by this dreadful fire, as we all are. I have visited the local voluntary centres on a number of occasions in order to help as I know have many of you. The community’s response has been amazing.

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Air Quality

London turns Red

When Theresa May stood on the steps of Downing Street and spoke directly to the people of Britain she showed that she understood the complexity of people’s lives, and we all gave a collective sigh of relief across the Country that the Head Girl was in charge and we were in capable hands.

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