The Bristol and South Gloucestershire Conservative Federation covers six constituencies: Bristol East, Bristol West, Bristol North West, Bristol South, Filton and Bradley Stoke, and Kingswood. Kingswood and Filton and Bradley Stoke are held by Conservative MPs, Chris Skidmore and Jack Lopresti respectively, who represent their constituents in Parliament at Westminster.
The Federation office at 5 Westfield Park, Bristol, is run by Kris Murphy (Agent) and Lewis Wood (Office Manager). They are the two people who are likely to answer when you phone the office. There are times (particular during election periods) when additional help is needed; if you are able to help in anyway, please get in touch.
The branches are responsible for a large amount of the Association's work in campaigning and fundraising. They undertake canvassing, deliver literature and organise events, as well as holding frequent membership drives.
Supporting our fundraising activities is as important a way of helping the Federation as any other. We hold two constituency wide draws each year, as well as holding appeals for money to go towards our fighting fund for each election campaign. It might seem that we are always asking for money, but most of the party's funds come from the subscriptions and the efforts of our members. Unlike the Labour Party, we are not bankrolled by the Unions; we rely solely on donations from people like you.
The Federation is organised as follows:
- An Executive Council, which provides strategic direction to the Federation. The executive is composed of the Constituency Officers, representatives from each branch, MPs and MEPs.
- A Management Committee who are responsible for managing the Federation. The officers are Chairman, Deputy Chairman (Political), Deputy Chairman (Membership and Finance), Treasurer and a representative from each of the constituencies. These officers are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.
- A series of Branches that represent Federation members in each ward. Each branch has its own elected officers.