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.
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 lucky 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 results so far 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.
Thanks very much,