Prior to being elected Leader of the Council, Councillor Aiken’s Cabinet roles have included Children and Young People, Parking, Community Protection and Premises Management.
Over her time as a Cabinet Member, Cllr Aiken has been responsible for the introduction of the council’s successful ‘Your Choice’ programme which resulted in a significant decrease in serious youth and gang violence throughout Westminster. As well as the launch of ‘Breaking the Silence’, Westminster’s acclaimed domestic abuse strategy. She was also instrumental in overseeing the move to a Tri-borough arrangement for Children’s Services which was the first of its kind in the UK.
Prior to starting her young family, Nickie was Head of Group PR at Bradford and Bingley and a former Press Officer to the Rt Hon William Hague MP.