Nick Rogers Conservative SW London GLA Candidate


      Nick Rogers


Stay at home | Protect the NHS | Save lives

Dear all,

These are certainly strange times. We've gone from worrying about delivering surveys and talking about policing and transport to social distancing, suspended elections, school closures and self-isolation in a matter of weeks.

Watching Boris, Rishi Sunak, Matt Hancock and their colleagues leading the Herculean national efforts to combat COVID-19, I've never been more proud to be a Conservative.

And as Conservatives, people will look to us to lead by example.

Over the coming weeks, we must all ensure that we educate ourselves on the latest government advice, that we follow it assiduously and that we motivate our friends and family to do likewise. We all have our contribution to make to carry the country through this crisis.

My rail operations job means I will continue to go to work and help keep the trains running. And whilst my London Assembly campaign is suspended for the time being, I will keep working for our communities in South West London. I am setting up two initiatives to help people who are staying at home and possibly feeling anxious, lonely or just plain bored.

First, an online book club. I set this up a few days ago and we now have over 30 members. We've chosen our first book - the thriller 'Our House' by Louise Candlish - and will be reading a book a week, with weekly video chats to share our thoughts on the books we read. You can join by clicking here.

Second, I have set up 'Speakers' Corner Online' - a series of online discussions with me and various interesting people from the world of politics and beyond, primarily aimed at Party members. Our first virtual guest this coming Friday evening is the former MP Nick de Bois, who recently published his amusing and eye-opening memoir 'Confessions of a Recovering MP'.

These discussions will be broadcast via Zoom video conference which you will need to download if you want to participate - there is the facility for members to ask questions and contribute to the discussion. Details are below.

We will get through this by looking out for each other. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you or your local community - email me directly at

Kind regards,


London Assembly candidate for Hounslow, Richmond and Kingston

Speakers' Corner Online

Nick de Bois - former MP for Enfield North
Friday 27th March, 7pm

Nick served as Member of Parliament for Enfield North between 2010 and 2015. In 2018, he published his memoir of his time in Parliament, 'Confessions of a Recovering MP'. The Daily Mail called the book 'shocking, hilarious and brutally honest'. Boris Johnson said it was a 'must-read'.

Nick will join us online via Zoom video conference to discuss the book and give us the inside story of life as an MP. To join, please download Zoom (instructions below) and click the link below just before 7pm on Friday 27th.

You can find Nick's book on Amazon, where you can buy it or download a free sample for Kindle.

Please note that at the moment sessions are restricted to a maximum of 100 attendees - this could change if they prove popular.

How to download and use Zoom

Zoom is a powerful platform for video conferencing. You can download it on your computer, smart phone or tablet - or all three.

First, head to and sign up for a free account (click the button in the top right of the screen).

Second, download the 'Zoom desktop client' from the web site and sign in using the free account you just registered. Then you're all set to use it on your computer.

For phones or tablets, search for 'Zoom' in the App Store or on Google Play and download it. Sign in using the free account you registered at and you're ready to go.

I'm no technical expert but if you have any questions, please email me at and I'll do my best to help.

24th March 2020



Nick Rogers will be contesting the GLA seat on 7th May 2020 in the South West Region of London for the Conservative party.

Nicholas Rogers is a former Metropolitan Police Special Constable and a career railway worker, so has direct experience of some of the most pressing issues facing South West London. He wants to use that experience to be a strong and informed voice on the London Assembly.

Nicholas is an Incident Controller for Network Rail, managing the response to any accident, incident or emergency that occurs on the South West route out of Waterloo. That can mean anything from points failures and signal failures to trespassers, broken down trains and everything in between. Prior to that, Nicholas was one of the managers of Waterloo Station.

‘My job involves fixing things when they go wrong in real-time on one of the busiest rail routes in Europe,’ says Nicholas. ‘Every day I see what works and what doesn’t work; I have to keep my cool in very high-pressured situations. It’s an exciting and challenging job, but most importantly it’s given me incredibly valuable inside knowledge of our transport system that I will bring with me to City Hall.’

Outside of work, Nicholas has always been involved in voluntary and community work. He served as a Special Constable in the Metropolitan Police, patrolling the estates in North Kensington alongside regular officers. ‘Coming from a police and armed forces family, it was fascinating to see what the life of a police officer is really like. While I personally was definitely more Hot Fuzz than Hawaii Five-O, it was an honour to serve alongside officers putting themselves at risk everyday to keep our city safe.’ Nicholas also served as a borough councillor in Kent.

More recently, Nicholas set up community projects in South West London. In 2016 he founded TEDxKingstonUponThames, a series of non-profit events based on the famous TED Talks model with the aim of giving interesting local people and projects a platform. It has now grown to become one of the largest TEDx events in the country, selling out Kingston’s Rose Theatre twice. Nicholas also sponsored and set up two Little Free Libraries in his local community, to promote his love of reading and to ensure that local people always have easy access to books.

Nicholas lives in Surbiton with his husband, Liam, and their three cats. When he’s not at work or out campaigning, he enjoys reading (especially anything related to cities), catching up on Netflix (favourites include Breaking Bad and Frasier) and listening to music, particularly jazz. Nicholas and Liam are also passionate architecture and design devotees.

To read more about Nick and to follow and help with his campaign, please use the below link.