Advance Together – Is now a New Political Party

Advance Together will field candidates across 18 wards of the borough in the local elections of May 2018. Advance Together will be the only independent party challenging the Conservative-dominated Council.

Advance Together will focus on core borough-wide policy areas, and spend the coming weeks sharing ideas door-to-door and at community events:

  1. Reform housing and planning. To look after neighbours and neighbourhoods by creating new homes, reforming the process of planning and making homes safer.
  2. Provide opportunity and Create safer streets. Work to enhance all that is being done well in the borough and strengthen its impact. This will include apprenticeships, mentoring programmes and after school opportunities for our young people. Invest in safer streets programmes and police officers.
  3. Clean up our air. Using high impact, short-term solutions to deliver cleaner air and streets, air filters in all our schools and enforce no idling.

We will Challenge the council’s operation, working to ensure all voices are heard. We want to break the current system that allows for a small number of Councillors to make all the big decisions.

Advance Together candidates are a true reflection of the diverse communities we hope to serve – teachers, gardeners, local business owners, skilled professionals, community volunteers from here and around the world. All united by a committed passion to deliver on the promise – for people, not politicians.

A better future built on many small ideas and one big vision

Community and home

Build healthy homes and strong communities. We need to care for the young and old, the ill and the weak. We will promote opportunity and human rights and ensure that no one is discriminated against based upon race, sex, age, colour, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, philosophical persuasion, or physical disability. When someone goes after any community we have to stand up against that.

Aspiration

We embrace the future. Encourage the technological innovation, and the development of growth hubs. Rather than making prescriptive policies we will establish clear goals. We can build a stronger local economy and healthier society by introducing a learning framework to explore opportunities, understand the real challenges, and to identify the best possible solutions for our community. We want to get it right.

Education

By introducing mentoring schemes between schools and sharing good practice, we can help equalise opportunity. and help our students access the skills they need to participate in the workforce. We need to raise the ambitions of students who fail to attain their academic potential and make sure that there is the opportunity for life-long learning that is necessary in today’s economy. Sound education, proper nutrition, and a healthy, sustainable environment are possible. New technology will help us address the pollution problems near our schools. 

Electoral and Governance reform

RBKC needs an overhaul to build up its capacity to deliver. Create systems that are designed to address the needs of residents. Tax and spending reform will help us make sure that we are investing in the future. New local systems to devolve power and create transparency and a new electable accountable Mayor to push through change. 

64% of residents recently polled are likely to vote for Advance and our new approach.

We are a dynamic participatory movement looking to change the conversation in local politics from a top down approach to a more community based vision of how RBKC can be run.

Our borough and our country will be as strong as the people who make it up.

Where there is a problem, there should always be a solution.

When someone goes after any community, they go after us all and we step up as one.

There are huge gaps

  • Politically we have to engage with our communities to make sure that we understand what is happening on the most local level and to ensure that politicians and residents all remember that good politics and good government is dynamic and participatory.
  • Housing is fundamental to the health and prosperity of individuals, communities and the country.  We have to be resourceful and innovative to address structural problems so we can make housing work.
  • Intergenerational inequality and the lack of economic mobility in certain sectors of our population must be addressed in order for our community to have prosperity.
  • Our infrastructure is struggling under the strain of poor investment, increasing usage, and climate change and tired, out-of-date thinking.
  • Our population is aging so we must maintain and improve the NHS and Social Care to deal with this.
  • Pollution is killing us and making us sick.  We need a programme of short term and long-term solutions.
  • The future of work is changing, we need to prepare and ready ourselves for the new skills that will come with the arrival of AI. There are opportunities and challenges and with investment and planning we can be at the forefront.

This is a moment to see more, and to see better the community and the country we live in. There are political solutions to the things that concern us. We get to choose a path forward that reflects our values, our reality, and that provides fairness for everyone who lives and works in RBKC.

Our ideas

Housing

Housing

Reform housing and planning. To look after neighbours and neighbourhoods by creating new homes, reforming the process of planning and making homes safer. Issues raised by the community will not be ignored.

Housing

Keeping the Royal Borough Royal

We would not want to change our borough from being the ‘Royal Borough’ and we will make sure it does not happen under our watch.
Housing

Policing

Local justice is the essence of feeling safe and secure in your home. Whilst London is our city, RBKC is our community and we want to protect all who live in it.
Housing

Business rates

Our businesses are struggling with 140% rises in their rates. We need to protect and enhance our community by creating an environment for business to thrive.

Housing

Deliver a different council

We have huge existing resource and capabilities within our community, and we can no longer afford to waste that potential, ethically, morally, or financially. We want different people into the council to create different outputs.

Housing

Heathrow Airport Expansion

We think that this means we are really at risk of spending billions to deliver something that is already twenty years out-of-date by the time it is ready.
Housing

Air pollution

A healthy and sustainable environment is possible. Using high impact, short-term solutions to deliver cleaner air and streets, air filters in all our schools and enforce no idling.

Housing

Education

Provide opportunity. Work to enhance all that is being done well in the borough and strengthen its impact. This will include apprenticeships, mentoring programmes and after school opportunities for our young people.


Housing

Connectivity

Broadband is at the core of the future and businesses, small businesses in particular, rely on it. We need this to a 21st century standard in our borough.

Housing

Crossrail

In Chelsea we do not want the station on the Kings Road. In the North, however, we do want to see a station to allow a whole new area of housing to be built…

Housing

EU Community

We are postively pro-Remain. We feel that it is critical to be good friends, neighbours, and citizens by promoting opportunity and human rights and ensuring that no one is discriminated against based upon race, sex, age, colour, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, philosophical persuasion or physical disability. When someone goes after any community we have to stand up against that. We are standing up for our EU expats and EU citizenship.

Housing

Carnival

World renowned events need world class experts. Our carnival needs support, investment and for whole community to be involved. And for those who live in it to feel part of it.

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