Nicola Horlick, nicknamed “superwoman” for both her skills in finance and her ability to manage family life, has long been connected to the Liberal Democrats and to Chelsea & Fulham. Living in the area, working in Hammersmith, Nicola is ready to turn what was once a safe Tory seat into a win for the Liberal Democrats and Remain and represent your views properly.
A long connection with the Liberal Democrats
Nicola has supported the Liberal Democrats all her life and, like her sense of social justice, it’s in her blood. Her father was Michael Gayford, our candidate in the 1970s for the Wirral constituency, and Nicola grew up in a family steeped in political debate.
Now she feels it’s her time to step forward.
Taking a stand
“I have to take a stand after the extraordinary events of the last few weeks. We must fight against Brexit and restore order to government after the chaos created by the Conservatives”, explains Nicola.
“The last three years have been totally absorbed by the Conservative party tearing itself apart and having no clear vision for the country outside of Brexit. It has taken all the bandwidth of Parliament, governing the country has gone on hold, and the business of running the country has been forgotten in favour of first Theresa May and now Boris Johnson trying to hold their party together and fend off Nigel Farage.”
“The things that really matter to the people of Chelsea and Fulham, and the country have been ignored. Labour seems to be even more confused over Brexit. Only the Liberal Democrats can fix the mess.”
A failure of local democracy
For Nicola, it’s clear where the problem lies. “Greg Hands has acted as a willing accomplice. He knows what’s going on behind the black door of No. 10 and has failed to represent the views of his constituents who have always wanted to remain. He thinks he has a job for life as the Tory MP for Chelsea & Fulham.”
“What I’m hearing on the doorsteps, on the tube and in the shops is that the people of Chelsea & Fulham are fed up with his complacency and furious at the direction Greg Hands and his party are taking the country. No-one voted for a no deal Brexit and the majority in Chelsea & Fulham want to remain.”
As Liberal Democrats we stand on an unreservedly Stop Brexit platform. Unlike Labour, we’re absolutely committed to revoking Article 50 if we form a government and to have a People’s Vote with an option to remain.
“It’s time to stop Brexit,” says Nicola. “And that means stopping the extremists who are now leading the Tory party.”
Early years in West London
Nicola knows the area well having lived in Thurloe Square for many years while her girls went to school in Queen’s Gate. Later she moved to Barnes when her children started attending St Paul’s.