Boris Johnson may have only been Uxbridge & South Ruislip MP for an hour but it's never too early to start making improvements for the local people.

We thought we'd give Boris a helping hand as he makes himself at home in the area by giving him some key areas to start with:


Tackling crime should be one of Boris' top priorities as he settles into his Uxbridge office. Official Metropolitan Police data shows that over the last financial year, the total number of recorded crimes in the Hillingdon borough rose by 14%.


Many fear the government's proposed high-speed rail scheme will destroy green spaces and communities alike. Mr Johnson has previously said his support for the project is conditional. Will that change?

Heathrow Airport

While some support the idea of expanding Heathrow Airport – either by building a third runway or by extending an existing one – others say it would increase pollution and noise while destroying homes to make way for the project.

Hillingdon Hospital

A recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) report found that Hillingdon Hospital 'requires improvement', not least because of an over-reliance on agency nurses. MPs have previously lobbied the government for money to rebuild the hospital.

Boris should pop down and visit the building to see for himself.


While Hillingdon was one of only two west London boroughs to see a decline in the number of people using foodbanks over the past year, emergency supplies were still given to nearly 2,000 people during that period.

Is poverty really an issue in the borough?