What local residents say

“We contacted Victoria and raised concerns about local incidents of disability hate crime affecting young people who use our services back in 2014.

Not only did Victoria work locally to address this, she went on to commission a Disability Hate Crime Report ‘Hidden Hate’ which highlighted significant under-reporting across London.

Her work helped to embed Disability Hate Crime in the ‘Safer Places’ Campaign in Kensington and Chelsea and gave those affected the confidence to report incidents.

Thank you for your contribution Victoria.”Sue Redmond, Joint Chair Full of Life, June 2019

“Victoria’s contributions to our community through the years have been enormous. She worked with the voluntary sector to organise two huge events held in the Kensington Town Hall, which gave older residents of the Borough a unique and memorable experience.

Tea for the Queen was the largest indoor event celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday in the country and gave over 360 of our elderly residents an unforgettable experience. The Vote 100 Community Tea, commemorated 100 years of women having received the vote and was attended by more than 300 elderly members from our diverse communities.

Thank you Victoria.”Zara Ghods, Kensington and Chelsea Forum, June 2019

“I am writing to thank you with the utmost sincerity for your assistance when I was researching for my dissertation project. Thank you for your time; your knowledge and first-hand experience of the campaigns was absolutely instrumental in completing my research and helped me to create a piece of work that I am incredibly proud of.

I wanted to get in touch to let you know that, with your help, my dissertation received a 1st class grade. I was also awarded 1st Class Honours for my degree in Politics and Parliamentary Studies. Since then, I was granted a place on the Civil Service Fast Stream.

I would not have been able to achieve what I did without your kindness and generosity.”ML, May 2019

“I wish you all the very best, you’ve been a fabulous MP and I hope we vote sensibly and keep you in”RS, W11, May 2017

“Please accept my thanks to you for your continued support and if possible thank the Minister on my behalf. I really hope this can culminate in change that stops others suffering in the future, and I believe I could not have achieved the progress, or had two meetings with ministers, without the invaluable help of you and your team. Best wishes for your continued success.”TS, W11, May 2017

“My sincere thanks for all of your kind support in reversing the reduction in my PIP and Social Services care package. I am so grateful for all of your time and support and it was a great pleasure meeting you again when you came to visit at the weekend.”MV, SW7, May 2017

“Thank you for your thoughtful and positive reply and your help with my Home Office case. I am delighted and very grateful to be represented by you. You made our dreams come true for me and my little girl!”MW, W10, April 2017

“I am most grateful to you for your kind and supportive letter over my continuing dispute with my company and HM Government. Thank you for your ongoing work on my behalf.”JW, SW5, April 2017

“Just to say a BIG thank you for helping me in acquiring a flat in Sheltered Housing. I did see you at the meeting last week, but didn’t get the chance to say thank you then. I shall be ensconced next week all being well, thank you once again.”DP, SW5, March 2017

I received the letter today which confirms that my son’s second appeal has been allowed on disability grounds. This is such a relief and we are very grateful to you and your office for all your hard work, time and effort. The representations you have made have resulted in this successful outcome.CD, W8, February 2017

“Thank you for all your help on this – that is very good news regarding Airbnb. It is good to know that they are going to submit to some checks on their triumphal progress! With luck more people will come forward and they will take further action.”NC, W8, January 2017

“Our application for residency in the UK as EU citizens has been processed and our passports returned today together with our residency cards. Thank you so much for your help and advice and for achieving a successful result for us.”PHF, SW7, January 2017

“This is just to thank you very much for your intervention with the DWP over the non-payment of my winter fuel allowance. It was thanks to this that the DWP made contact with me (at last) and the upshot is that the money for Winter 2015 has now been paid into my account.
I would just like to say how impressed I am with your office for expediting this happy solution to my problem. Thank you!”
JJ, W11, Kensington

This is just a quick email to thank you so much for your help. They have decided to cancel the fines on this occasion. I can’t thank you enough for this intercession – without it I would certainly not have a car today, which would make my life very difficult.JR, SW5, Kensington

See also:

Achievements as MP for Kensington

Greater London Assembly

Photo Diary

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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.

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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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