- advance launched as a political movement on November 8th 2017.
- advance is now a registered political party.
- advance is a diverse group of politically-engaged residents who are seeking to change the culture of poor governance in the borough, and have pledged to do the right thing for all residents.
- advance will field candidates across all of the borough in the local elections of May 2018 and aims to get a mandate to agitate for greater transparency and accountability within the council.
- advance believes that the narrow demands of party politics has ill-served the people of Kensington & Chelsea.
- advance candidates voted on to the Council next May will work for the interests of all residents, not for a political party.
- advance was conceived during the General Election campaign period in April/May 2017, where the huge disconnect between the Council and its residents became apparent. The horrific tragedy of Grenfell exposed even further the gross incompetence at the Council and the need for change.
We are self-funded through personal donations.
We are independent and not associated with any other organisation – political or otherwise.
We have contact information published, including a postal address, but we do not wish to spend money on renting office space at this time.
We are now registered as a political party.
All candidates for election, once selection process complete, will be declared on our website.
advance is led by Annabel Mullin, an experienced and highly-regarded local politician who fought for the Kensington seat at the last general election on behalf of the Liberal Democrats. She was instrumental in ending the Conservative stranglehold on the seat and won widespread approval for her personal style of campaigning.
Annabel says, ‘Many people feel that now is the time to voice a different way and a new approach, beyond the tired divide of left versus right, one that puts people before politics. As an independent party committed to that, our first call to order at the Council will be to expose dubious practices that have been allowed to carry on at the Council in Kensington & Chelsea that only serve to favour party politics and keep power with the ruling party. Any Advance Together candidate voted into Council on May 3rd, will be the voice for the people, calling for accountability and transparency to all Council processes.‘
Claire van Helfteren
Noor Jehan Dhanani
Head of Fundraising
Strategy and Engagement
Head of Communications
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