Who we are
- advance launched as a political movement on November 8th 2017.
- 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 18 wards 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 in the process of registering 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.
Claire van Helfteren
Head of Candidates
Head of Communications
Strategy and Engagement
Head of Digital
Noor Jehan Dhanani
Saturday 10th March at the Tabernacle, 10.30-4.30pm. Please follow this link - One day CO training March 10th K&C - to take...
We are the 'New kids on the stump' and to quote rule 42 from cricket, we are about fair play for all. Read More here
We did it! Britain has a new political party. The Electoral Commission conferred official status on Advance Together, the party seeking to change the political future in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Advance Together will field candidates across 18 wards...
Thank you South West Londoner This community on Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea rocks & can change the way local politics is & does. Whether housing, environment, life long learning - we want to make the difference. Read...
Great to be covered by the The Times and The Sunday Times today. Thanks to Helen Rumbelow for leaving the box set and braving the night! We founded Advance because it is time for a new way of doing politics, fit for the 21st Century.We have enormous energy, grit and...
The Financial Times – The Blairite ‘centrist dads’ rediscovering the political middle 7th December 2017
Always good to have some different perspectives. Seems that the FT isn't keen on innovation in politics and we are always keen on a challenge. Locally this matters because the needs to be nuts and bolts change in how the council works and how it interacts with the...
'We’re not ready for a Macron-style revolution’ but maybe we need to be, as Conservative Party & The Labour Party tribalism is destroying politics and our communities as a consequence. We want local change rooted in the community with innovative approaches to creating...
May 2018 will be here before we know it. If we have learned anything from the past 18 months it is that our government needs new people. We want to start that reform close to home by electing new councillors to the Kensington and Chelsea Council. So take a moment –...
Annabel Mullin launches a bold new political movement in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in the wake of the council’s incompetence being exposed in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy...read...
Annabel spoke to Josh at Jist about Advance and it's aims, ideas and what underpins it.