About Us

Overview

The Horsham Conservative Association exists to promote the Conservative Party in the Horsham Constituency and to get Conservatives candidates elected to our local councils and to Parliament. Membership of the party is open to anyone who shares its beliefs. The Association is organised into Branches who carry out its work in their local areas.

The Officers of the Association are elected annually at the Association's Annual General Meeting. All paid up members of more than three months standing may vote at the Annual General Meeting. The Officers are responsible for managing the Association on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Executive Council. The Executive Council is made up of representatives from each of the Branches of the Association and other bodies and individuals and is the governing body of the Association.

The Association exists in order to:

  • Achieve the re-election of a Conservative MP for Horsham;
  • Ensure that Conservative candidates are elected at Local Council elections; 
  • Spread the Conservative message throughout Horsham and encourage support for Conservative policies and beliefs; 
  • Raise money to fund this work.

By becoming a member you have the opportunity to help in this work. You can help in many different ways ranging from simply paying a subscription, which helps pay for election campaigns, to serving as a Councillor.

We are always looking for new members and activists, please get in touch if you would like more information about what we do in the Horsham Constituency.

Structure

The Horsham Constituency is divided into 18 District Council Wards and 10 County Council Divisions - one of these, Imberdown, is also within the Mid Sussex Parliamentary Constituency. Across the Horsham Constituency, we are split into 8 Branches - each run by its own Committee.

The Association is run by volunteers, comprising a Chairman and Executive Council and it operates out of Gough House in Horsham. There are 2 professional Administration staff to take care of the day-today business of the Association.

Campaigning

Both during and between election campaigns we collect and analyse views on local issues and keep residents up to date with the successes of elected Conservatives that improve their communities. We organise regular canvassing sessions, survey deliveries and campaign days in which we rely on the support of supporters from all Wards.

Fundraising

We hold a variety of social events throughout the year which are open to members and non-members alike. These draw high-profile guest speakers and provide a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and help us to raise the funds we need to win elections.

Recruitment

We encourage all Conservative supporters who live or work in the constituency to attend our events, join our Association and become actively involved in our work.

Policy Development

We have an active Conservative Policy Forum Group which organises a full programme of discussions and speaker meetings to debate the key issues facing Britain and the world. We also have a member to link to the Conservative Women’s Organisation and an Additional Officer whose role is to encourage the involvement of younger members.

Young Conservatives

We have an active Young Conservatives group in Horsham led by its dynamic Chairman, Miles Jordan. They hold a number of social events aimed at young people and are always on the lookout for new members to expand the group and get involved. If you are under 26, like the look of Conservative policies then why not come along to find out more? Contact us here to learn more.