Former Olympia antiques fair director Victoria Borwick wants to be MP for Kensington & Chelsea. Let’s back her in our own interests”, says ATG Editor Ivan Macquisten.
They could just as easily have been Borwick Bikes. But, as has been the case for much of her career to date, Victoria Borwick (pronounced Borrick) has often found herself in the position of engine driver rather than captain.
When she does get the chance to take centre stage she shows what she can do, as last September’s inaugural Art Business Conference demonstrated when, as Deputy Mayor, she gave the morning’s keynote speech in praise of London.
Now, finally, with the demise of Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s political career, she has declared herself a runner for the Conservative candidacy in the race to replace him in the absolutely plum seat of Kensington & Chelsea. How her current boss, Boris Johnson, must be kicking himself that he is stuck with Uxbridge and South Ruislip – a wonderfully true blue constituency, no doubt, but rather more inconvenient for Downing Street and Westminster.