Kensington Conservative hopes voters will cast their vote for ‘local girl’ in bid to dispel ‘politics of envy’

Life-long Kensington resident and Conservative candidate Victoria Borwick dropped in at Kensington Town Hall polling station this morning during the last few hours of campaigning.

Ms Borwick, Kensington and Chelsea Councillor and Deputy Mayor of London, is predicted to keep hold of the traditionally Conservative seat, which was won by Malcolm Rifkind with a 50% share of the vote in 2010.

“I’m never complacent, but I hope that the local girl will win through,” she said.

“I grew up here, I’m a local councillor here and I’ve been a school governor here for 20 years.

“I hope very much that people will remember the things I’ve worked on over the years and realise that I’m very keen on local issues.”



Ms Borwick didn’t offer a concrete prediction on whether David Cameron would be returning to Number 10 after the polls close.

She said: “I have absolutely no idea! Obviously I hope so most passionately and most fervently, otherwise I think we’re left with the politics of envy.”

On the topic of another coalition government, Ms Borwick thought the outcome was too close to call.

She said: “I think we have to wait until the end of the polls and then see what the results are.

“I hope that the country today will come out strongly one way or the other.”

In the final hours of her campaign, Ms Borwick encouraged voters to opt for a candidate who lives in the area.

“It depends whether you want somebody who lives in the constituency or not – many of the other candidates don’t.”

“Many of the other candidates don’t.”

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