Nickie Aiken was first elected to Parliament serving the Cities of London and Westminster in December 2019. Prior to her parliamentary career, Nickie had a successful career in public relations and communications and was elected to Westminster City Council representing Warwick Ward, Pimlico, in 2006. During her time as a councillor, she held the positions of Cabinet Member for Children Service and Cabinet Member for Public Protection & Licensing before becoming Leader of Westminster City Council in 2017.
As Council Leader, Nickie also sat on the Executive Board of London Councils with responsibility for Children’s Services and Education, and The Royal Parks Board.
As an MP, Nickie works closely with the City of London Corporation and Westminster City Council.
As a strong local voice in Parliament for the Cities of London and Westminster, Nickie has successfully campaigned to secure the critical pedicabs licensing scheme with the introduction of the Pedicabs (London) Bill; to repeal the 1824 Vagrancy Act; to achieve a pioneering scheme to detect rare diseases in new-born babies; and to amend the definition of victims in the Domestic Abuse Act to include children as victims of domestic abuse even if not abused directly. Nickie champions the rights of women and girls across the world and speaks out to break the taboos of women’s health issues such as the menopause. As part of these efforts, she has campaigned to raise awareness around menopause and fertility treatment and break down the barriers towards it in the workplace, including through her Workplace Fertility Pledge. Nickie has also been persistent in championing Leasehold Reform and ensuring that legislative changes reflect the concerns of homeowners across her constituency.
In November 2023, Nickie became Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party Board, having previously served as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, Vice-Chair of the Conservative Party and, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Ministerial Team at the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Nickie is currently a Vice-Chair on the APPGs for Antisemitism, Cycling and Walking, Menopause, Political Literacy, Renters and Rental Reform, Theatre, Ticket Abuse, Co-Chair on the APPG for Medical Cannabis under Prescription, and sits on the APPGs for London as a Global City, United Nations Women, and Women’s Health.
Nickie is always keen to hear local people’s views and concerns. You can find her contact details here.