Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council has 1,702 empty homes

In October 2017, there were 1,702 unfurnished and empty homes in Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council, of which 603 had been empty for longer than 2 years.

What your candidates say about empty homes

You'll be voting on 3 May in St Helen's ward, where you have 6 candidates to choose from.

We emailed candidates to ask: If elected, will you vote to double council tax on empty homes in Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council, and work to end the scandal of properties being left empty? Here's what they said.

Eve Allison, Conservative and Unionist Party

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Their comments: I do support such a measure although I have no powers as such to execute this as I am not the Cabinet member for Finance. This is something that should be debated and bring pressure to bear down on this.
Mohammed Bakhtiar, Labour Party

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Portia Aretha Thaxter, Labour Party

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Alexandra Mary Tatton-Brown, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Miloud Bouhaddou, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Toby Cameron McMillan, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Candidate names and information from Democracy Club.

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Where and how to vote

You can vote between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 3 May 2018 at your local polling station. You don't need to take your polling card with you, or any ID. Find your polling station.