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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.
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