On Tuesday the 3rd September with Alastair Campbell and Bronwen Maddox.
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.
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 www.felicitybuchan.com
Thanks very much,
Victoria BorwickAugust 22nd, 2019
August 7th, 2019
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
The campaign 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.
Amazing cake, Victoria Borwick (former MP) and Letiitia Adamah-Miles
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
May 9th, 2019
#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.
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.
Just a few of the things I have been doing this week!
Boris Johnson about Victoria
News & Events
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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.
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.
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!
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.
Spring 2019 Newsletter
A way to kick-start London’s housing market
My letter published today in The Telegraph
13th March 2019.
Local decisions affect you…
Local Resident’s Survey Results – So Far
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.
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.
Chancellor’s Budget 2018 – Local Impact
What the Conservatives are doing
Death toll on your conscience Mr Mayor?
As I write this, sixty young people have lost their lives this year. Sixty families grieving. This cannot go on.
First year anniversary of Grenfell Tower
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.
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.
Notting Hill Carnival
Significant changes must be made, to improve this event, which drew in a million people this year.
London turns Red