Conservative Women's Organisation

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We have an active Conservative Women's Organisation within the Horsham Association. It is chaired by Kimberley Williams. Informal get togethers and a lunch or two are the order of the day where members and friends can come together in a relaxed environment and discuss the issues of concern to them.


The Conservative Women’s Organisation was founded in 1919, although its roots go back to 1885 and the Primrose League. It continues to work for the women members of the Conservative Party and to represent their views to the Party Leader, Chairman and MPs.

The CWO also works with many NGOs, giving a voice to smaller campaigns and publicising national and international ones. We network with businesses (CWO Enterprise), put forward policy (CWO Forums) and work with women and men interested in standing for public office (CWO Development).

“Supporting Women in to political life since 1919”. As the oldest politically affiliated female organisation in the world we are the pipeline for women in the party to…

  1. We support women into elected office through training, mentoring, and networking. From Councillors, Police Crime Commissionaires, to MPs and all elected roles in the Party.
  2. Represent women in the Party, thank them for the hard work they do and help women navigate our Party structures
  3. Reach out to women voters beyond politics, and engage with their concerns through policy forums, campaigns and lobbying and work with NGOs


In Horsham, we held out first lunch of 2020 very recently where our guest speaker was Katy Bourne OBE, the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.

We are busy putting together a further programme of lunches for 2020 with the next already in the calendar. Come along to our get togethers - men are just as welcome as the ladies!


Upcoming Events - 2020

See Future Events for full details.