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September 4th, 2019

My Campaigns for Kensington

As a lifelong local 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, 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.

The full survey results can be found here.


The local Conservative Association have selected Felicity Buchan as our Prospective Candidate for Kensington, and you can find out more about her on

Thanks very much,

Victoria Borwick

August 22nd, 2019

Campaigning in Queensgate Ward

Campaigning in Queensgate ward with great team from KCF Conservatives including Tom Bennett, Mary Weale for Tony Devenish.
Campaigning in Queensgate ward with great team from KCF Conservatives including Tom Bennett, Mary Weale for Tony Devenish. - 5th August 2019

August 7th, 2019

Talking to Sky News about our new PM

Victoria taking part in discussions about our new Prime Minister and the way forward on Sky News on both Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th July with Mo Hussein, David Mellor and Niall Paterson.

July 27th, 2019

Campaigning to save S Ken Post Office.

The campaign to save South Kensington Post Office.

Campaigning to save South Kensington Post Office.

Resident Associations united to ask Minister Kelly Tolhurst to save South Kensington Post Office from closure at our ‘walk of shame’ to the inadequate alternative.

July 2nd, 2019

St Thomas Parish Birthday

This year the St Thomas church, Kensal Town is 130 years old and we had a parish party on Sunday 19th May – starting with the parish mass at 11am followed by a BBQ and Bouncy Castle, Cake and general celebrations. The even was celebrated by the Bishop of Kensington – The Rt Rev’d Graham Tomlin.

Introduction to the service by Sgt Adam Desborough of the Kings Troop royal Horse Artillery, Woolwich

Amazing cake, Victoria Borwick (former MP) and Letiitia Adamah-Miles

June 8th, 2019

Summer Hog Roast commemorating D-Day

Great turnout last night for our summer hog roast commemorating D-Day and the heroes of yesteryear. Special thanks to our guests of honour Iain Duncan Smith and Kit Malthouse. Thousands raised for the RAF Benevolent Fund and we will never forget!

June 7th, 2019

Protecting our High Streets part 2

#Kensington needs its local shops, cafes and markets to thrive, and I will always fight their corner. Bringing businesses together to help promote our high streets and linking vacant units with community groups are just two practical ways in which we can help.

May 9th, 2019

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Vulnerable people falling through the gap of the Covid-19 safety net

The new Government designation for “vulnerable”, has proved contentious, separating as it does those who can access additional help, quieter shopping times, and food or medicine deliveries from those who cannot.

I am calling on the Government to include in it carers and families with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) and those with hidden disabilities. We have been promised parity for those with mental health conditions, but there is no evidence of this in the current Government list of those deemed “vulnerable”.

Read more at conservative home here.


Congratulations to you and to all students who are completing their studies and graduating – congratulations for all the work and efforts that you have put in. Delighted to have helped Kensington students

Thanks to Sue Redmond for your generous words! We need to do everything we can to tackle disability hate crime and your work is very important!

Thank you Zara Ghods for your kind words. It was a pleasure working together for our older Kensington residents!

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It is important for us to have Boris Johnson back at the helm

Having been the Deputy Mayor to Boris when he was Mayor of London, and having worked with him for the Olympics, I know how important it is to get Boris back at the helm.

Boris is fiendishly intelligent and the most charismatic leader of our generation. When he was Mayor for London, not usually a Conservative city, he knew he needed to repay the trust that voters had given him.

Read the full article in The Telegraph.

Protecting our High Streets

We need to protect our high streets if #Kensington is to truly thrive. I’ve received hundreds of responses on my recent ‘Campaigns for Kensington’ survey and this is a big issue for local people. Fighting the corner of local shops, cafes and traders will always be my priority.

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New Podcast Alert

Did you know you can now listen to my brand new podcast ‘In Conversation with Victoria Borwick’ on #Spotify and on Google Podcasts? In it, I discuss the important issues facing #Kensington and #London. Episode 1 is on knife crime, let me know what you think!

Listen to it here.

Now also available on PodBean and Apple Podcasts

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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Spring 2019 Newsletter

National politics is fixated on Brexit, but I am very conscious from my postbag, that there are so many vital and important issues in our day-to-day lives. At this time of year of renewal, of putting winter behind us, I have concentrated on community events – as that to me is the spirit of our community here in Kensington.

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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…

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.

Find out Here.

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:

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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