Joining Cambridge City Conservative Association makes you part of the most open and democratic political party in the United Kingdom.
It is up to you how you want to contribute to the Conservative Party: Many members become active political campaigners; others support our social activities and fund raising; some support us through an annual or recurrent donation.
After the first three months, you are eligible to vote at all general meetings of the Association and in all national ballots of the Conservative Party. You have a say in the selection of, and can indeed stand as, candidates to be local Members of Parliament, City and County Councillors. You also have the chance to influence Party policy by letting us know your views, going to conferences and meeting other members of the Party.
Any resident of the United Kingdom is eligible to join the Conservative Party. Members are not required to be registered voters or UK nationals. There is no upper or lower age limit on membership, although prospective members under the age of 15 cannot be enrolled as full voting members.
You can also become a Member via the Patrons Club, to which the subscription is £200 per person per year (£250 for a couple). There are additional benefits with Patrons Club membership.
The biggest thing holding us back is we don't have enough willing volunteers. The best way to get involved is to join the Party. In Cambridge we are an organisation of volunteers, so there are many capacities in which members and supporters can make a difference by contributing: campaigning, by knocking on doors, finding out what the voters want, helping run events, recruiting new members, raising or donating funds, standing in elections and participating in policy development.