Bishop Auckland Conservative Association is one of the most thriving associations in the North East. Our members live across the Bishop Auckland constituency, of all ages and backgrounds. What we share in common is a dedication to Conservative values and the enthusiasm to increase Conservative representation in the North East.
Our work stretches from the Durham-Cumbria border in the West to Spennymoor in the East; Hamsterley in the North to Barningham in the South. The constituency includes Bishop Auckland, Spennymoor, Shildon, Barnard Castle and Teesdale and every village and hamlet in between.
We campaign year-round to grow support for our party at every level of government. The General Election in December 2019 returned an outstanding result. We were successful in our campaigning and we are now proud to have Dehenna Davison as our Conservative MP! We could not have asked for a more hard working lady to represent us in Westminster.
Our four County Councillors work hard to support the local area and represent you on Durham County Council, campaigning on important issues, such as rural housing, transport and broadband services. We are working hard to win more seats in 2021 and get more Conservative voices into the Council chamber. We are also targeting Town Council seats as they come vacant. We have recently had success with Gemma Abley taking the first ever town council seat in Spennymoor.
Many of us are full members of the Conservative Party, giving us an important voice in shaping the future of the Conservative Party. Nationally, members vote to choose the leader of the Conservative Party. They select our candidates for Council and Parliamentary Elections, and can step forward themselves to be considered as candidates. Furthermore, they can attend Conservative Party Conference, and contribute to policy-making through the Conservative Policy Forum.
Winning support for the Conservative Party depends on the support and generosity of our members. Engaging in political campaigns and making a difference to the way the country is governed is an immensely rewarding experience. Through our social and speaker events, we also make sure that we have fun together and give members an opportunity to meet senior political figures. We hope that you want to get involved, and will consider joining the Association.
To find out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch.