Membership

Wyre Forest Conservative Association is a voluntary organisation run entirely by local people.  Our principle objective is to promote the Conservative cause and to work for the election of Conservative Party candidates at local, national and European levels.  Members’ subscriptions and money raised from fundraising are used entirely to this end.

As a member, you can get involved as much or as little as you like.  If you wish your membership subscription to be your only contribution that’s fine.  Ways in which you can get involved.

Your local Conservative branch, that is the branch that operates for your ward and is one of several working as a group within the Wyre Forest Association, can only be strong and effective if it has a group of active members.  You can become involved with your local branch on a number of levels depending upon the amount of time you can spare.  You may consider becoming a branch committee member, working with the other committee members to build up membership, raise funds, communicate with the electorate and help with campaigning.

Our Subscriptions

Full Members
Full Membership is a minimum of £25 a year, but you can pay whatever you wish.  Full membership entitles you to:

  • participate in all decisions taken by the Party at national, regional and local level. These include the postal ballot for the election of the leader of the Conservative Party, the selection of candidates for parliamentary, European, district and county council elections, and, at the AGM of the Association, the chairman and other officers
  • attend Party conferences
  • take part in the regular opportunities to influence policy development through the Conservative Political Forum (CPF) discussion groups.  Attending these group meetings allows Members to discuss a paper on a particular subject and the conclusions are sent to Conservative Central Office for their consideration.  Information on future CPF meetings will be added to the Events page
  • apply to be nominated as a candidate for UK and European parliaments, County and District councils as an official Conservative candidate
  • receive details of all events run by Wyre Forest Conservative Association

 
Patron Membership
Patron Membership is £175 per year or for dual membership £275 for husband, wife or partner and in addition to full membership entitles you to:

  • receive priority details of all events run by Wyre Forest Conservative Association
  • you will also be our guest at the Annual Dinner held during the 4th quarter of each year

 
Youth Membership
Youth membership is for people under the age of 23 at £5 per year.  You will be entitled to:

  • decide who represents the party in local, general and European elections
  • vote in elections for the Party leader and in your local Association’s AGM
  • attend Party conferences
  • receive details of all events run by Wyre Forest Conservative Association
  • attend youth events in other constituencies

 
Donations to our local fighting funds

Donations are a key way in which the Wyre Forest Conservative Association funds its activities. Money donated is used to fund campaigning.   Large or small, all donations are very gratefully received - without them we can't fight to improve standards of government in Wyre Forest or nationally.  Rules on donations.  http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/party-finance/legislation/legislation-on-political-parties

If you would like to make a donation, please click here to send an email to our office, who will arrange everything. Please include in the body copy of your email, your name, address and contact telephone number.  Alternatively you can send us a cheque.  You can find our address below.

How to join

There are a number of ways you can join us: 

  • Click and download the PDF membership application form, complete and post it to us along with your payment.  To enable you to open a PDF, you need Adobe acrobat reader.  Click here to download Adobe acrobat reader.
  • Call us on 01562 823820
  • Write to us at
    Wyre Forest Conservative Association
    Margaret Thatcher House
    35 Mill Street
    Kidderminster
    DY11  6XB

Thank you for your support

Notes

After the first three months of your membership, you will be entitled to vote in Party and Association elections.

Any person living in the United Kingdom is eligible to join the Conservative Party. Applicants are not required to be registered voters or UK nationals. There is no upper or lower age limit on membership, although children under the age of 15 cannot be enrolled as full voting members.