Introducing Victoria Borwick

Our second in the series of introductions to the four Conservative London Mayor hopefuls in this September's Open Primary features Victoria Borwick.




London-born Victoria has 25 years' experience in business and political campaigning. She is a councillor in Kensington and Chelsea and is chairman of Kensington & Chelsea Borough Community Relations.

She has held senior management positions with P&O and DMG World Media and was director of fundraising for the Conservative Party.

Victoria has worked on the party's previous London Mayor campaigns, and was Conservative mayoral candidate Steve Norris's deputy in the 2000 London elections.

"Londoners deserve better than Ken Livingstone, who has wasted our money," she says. "I am passionate about London and want to see it achieve its potential as the greatest city on Earth. We need to tackle crime, grime and litter, and get London moving again. London is a city of great diversity, which we celebrate, but we need to take on the real issues - the housing crisis and the high unemployment in London. I want to see every Londoner sharing in the wealth generated by the capital's dynamic economy."

Victoria lives in London with her husband Jamie. They have four children.



• The shortlist to be the Conservative candidate for the Mayor of London contest is:


Andrew Boff (
Victoria Borwick (
Boris Johnson (
Warwick Lightfoot (


• To register to vote the individual must be on London’s electoral roll.


• Conservative Party members will automatically receive a ballot paper.  Non-members may call 0906 555 5050 to register.

• Voters in the primary will be able to attend hustings being held across London at the start of September.

• All calls to 0906 555 5050 cost £1per minute, the typical call is expected to cost £1.50.  Service provided by iTouch(UK) Ltd, EC2A 4PF.

• The line will be open Monday to Friday, 8am-9pm, Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday, 10am-4pm.

• Last date for registering is 20th September.

• The ballot will close on 26th September.

• The winner who will be the Conservative candidate will be announced by the end of September.