OPPOSITION WATCH

On this page we will post comments and information on our Tory opposition on the Council, and the Kensington MP.

In March 2013 as a member of the GLA, Victoria Borwick voted for cuts of £64m for the London Fire Brigade; hers was the deciding vote. Two weeks later RBKC Council debated these same cuts, and Borwick voted against.

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Here are some documented facts about our Kensington MP ; the parliamentary voting analysis and financial info is taken from https://www.theyworkforyou.com/

We know what Borwick thinks about Notting Hill Carnival! She has been extensively quoted in the press stating that it should be broken up and/or moved.

Borwick campaigned to LEAVE the European Union

  • Consistently voted for use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
  • Consistently voted for a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU
  • Has never voted on a right to remain for EU nationals already in living in the UK
  • Has never voted on UK membership of the EU
  • Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability
  • Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits
  • Consistently voted for reducing the rate of corporation tax
  • Generally voted against measures to reduce tax avoidance
  • Has never voted on stronger tax incentives for companies to invest in assets
  • Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government
  • Generally voted against more powers for local councils
  • Consistently voted for a veto for MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland over laws specifically impacting their part of the UK
  • Almost always voted against a lower voting age
  • Consistently voted for a stricter asylum system
  • Consistently voted for requiring the mass retention of information about communications
  • Consistently voted for stronger enforcement of immigration rules
  • Generally voted for mass surveillance of people’s communications and activities
  • Consistently voted for merging police and fire services under Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Consistently voted against measures to prevent climate change
  • Consistently voted for greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas
  • Almost always voted for phasing out secure tenancies for life
  • Consistently voted for charging a market rent to high earners renting a Council home

EARNINGS AND DONATIONS

Borwick was elected as Kensington MP in May 2015. She maintained her role as Member of  the GLA until September, and her role as a Councillor until March 2016, effectively holding  three roles for four months, then two – MP and Councillor – for a year.

Employment and earnings

Payments from the Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA. (Registered 01 June 2015)

From June 2015 until 16 September 2015, I received an abated salary of £18,387 p.a. (£1,532 a month) for my role as an Assembly Member, which also ceased on 16 September 2015. (Registered 1 June 2015; updated 20 October 2015)

Received on 29 May 2015, £3,289 for my roles as Deputy Mayor (resigned 13 May 2015) and as Assembly Member. Hours since the Election: 3 days as Deputy Mayor; 10 hours a week as Assembly Member. (Registered 29 June 2015; updated 20 October 2015)

Until 21 March 2016, I was a Councillor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX, and received allowances of £10,703 p.a., (£892 monthly). Hours: 6-8 hours per week. (Registered 01 June 2015; updated 18 April 2016)

 

Borwick received a total of £9,900 for ‘ward newsletters’ between September 2015 and January 2016. An A4 two-sided full-colour newsletter on 135gsm paper, 5,000 copies, costs less than £100. We await further information on the breakdown of spend.

(a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation

Name of donor: William Salomon
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 towards the cost of ward newsletters
Donor status: individual
(Registered 10 September 2015)

Name of donor: ICAP plc

Address of donor: 2 Broadgate, London EC2M 7UR
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,900 towards the cost of Ward newsletters
Donor status: company, registration 3611426

(Registered 19 January 2016)

 

Your MP has a response rate to letters to her office of 18%. This puts her at 618th out of 641 MPs.

618 Victoria Borwick
Conservative
Kensington 18%

 

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