Who we are
  • 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.

Our pledge

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.

Our People


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.


Our Executive


Carole Conrad

Founder Member



Simon Kelner

Founder Member



Mark Sautter




Noor Jehan Dhanani

Founder Member



Sonia Mihelic


Head of Fundraising


Melvyn Akins

Founder Member

Strategy and Engagement


Nadia Boujettef




Claire Curran

Founder Member

Head of Communications


Our Key Advisers


Jonnie Quick

Clare Richmond

Todd Foreman

Pandora Mackenzie

Latest News

New Alliance of the Renew Party and Advance Together

Press release 20 th September 2018: A new force emerges in British politics. The Renew Party and Advance Together today announced an alliance, creating a fresh and unified challenge to the status quo. Renew founder James Torrance said “We have admired Advance...

Evening Standard 4th May 2018

Whilst we didn't win any seats, we are so grateful for the thousands of people who voted for us! So Thank you! And for this great write up by the Evening...

Windrush Children

Windrush Children What is this about: Recent changes to the law mean that if you wish to work, rent property or have access to benefits and services in the UK then you will need documents to demonstrate your right to be in the UK. Some individuals have lost documents...

Our Advance Together Objectives

We want to make this borough the best it can be. That won't be easy, so many failings have happened close to home and rebuilding trust with the council and Councillors locally is critical. We have many ideas of how to create change and make the difference and we've...