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The Conservative Party is divided locally into different organisations based around the Parliamentary Constituencies. An association’s role is to fundraise and campaign to get Conservative councillors and an MP elected in their area.
The Association is divided into smaller areas with the members coming together to organise fundraising events and campaign for elections. A branch normally covers a ward, town or village.
Local campaigners will go round an area and knock on people’s doors to ask them if they have any issues or questions that the local councillor or MP can help with.
An area which is represented by a Member of Parliament (MP)
An area which is represented by a County Councillor
A General Election is when people vote for their Member of Parliament. Depending on how many MPs each Party wins, depends on who the Prime Minister is. The last election was in December 2019 and the Conservatives won 365 seats Boris Johnson remaining Prime Minister. General Elections are every five years.
Member of Parliament (MP)
Elected by residents at a General Election, MPs go to the House of Commons in London to debate laws to govern the country. MPs hold surgeries and help people out with issues they may have.
An area which is represented by a District Councillor.