Felicity Buchan has been selected as the Conservative Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Kensington.
After a vote by the members of Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham Conservative Association at a selection meeting on Thursday evening, Ms. Buchan has ousted the former Kensington Tory MP Victoria Boswick. Boswick failed to stand again after her seat, which the Conservatives planned to comfortably hold onto, was won by Labour’s Emma Dent Coad in a tight vote. The former deputy to Boris Johnson during his time as mayor is said to have lost because her Brexiteer views weren’t in line with Remain-voting constituency.
Ms. Buchan has lived in Kensington and Chelsea for over 25 years. She was educated at her local comprehensive in Aberdeenshire before going on to Oxford University. Her professional background is in financial services.
Her priorities include housing, the economy, and the environment.
Commenting on her new position, Ms. Buchan said
“It’s a true honour to be the Conservative Party’s candidate for Kensington. I have a vision for Kensington – that it should be the best place to live, work and learn for all our residents – and that means thriving high streets, improved air quality and new housing developments which will be the conservation areas of the future. It also means we must support the North Kensington community as we rebuild following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire.”
Andrew Foster, Chairman of the Kensington, Chelsea & Fulham Conservative Association added
“We are all delighted that Felicity has been selected as our candidate for Kensington. She will be a superb champion for our community and has the vision and drive to become a great Member of Parliament.”