About Us

The Hitchin & Harpenden Conservative Association exists to promote the objects and values of the Conservative Party in the Constituency, to provide an effective campaigning organisation, to secure the return of Conservative candidates at elections and to raise the necessary funds to achieve these objectives.   We also have a lot of social events, so come along and join in the fun.

The suggested minimum subscription is £25.00 and membership of the Association entitles you to a vote in the selection of candidates for Westminster and Europe;  a vote in the election of Association Officers;  one member, one vote in the election of the Leader of the Party and the opportunity to attend Party Conferences.

Our Association is keen to welcome members whether they wish to stand for election as local councillors, become active in campaigning or merely offer us their support.   Other organisations under our umbrella include:

The Conservative Women’s Organisation has a variety of events during the year including coffee mornings, lunches, a cream tea and outings.   Their speakers have covered topics from the plight of modern farmers, animal health and welfare, the experience of being caught up in the 9/11 drama, as well as visits from Members of Parliament.  

The Portcullis Club meets in Central London, usually in The C arlton Club, twice a year for dinner with leading speakers from business, politics and the media.
 
The Hitchin and Harpenden Business Club aims to provide a link between the worlds of Business and Politics; to help Peter Lilley keep in close touch with the local business community and represent them in Westminster; to create a forum in which local business people can meet and exchange views and to bring top flight speakers from business and politics to the constituency.  

The 250 Club – the payment of the annual subscription of £75.00 enters your name in weekly draws and twice a year a Grand Draw is held, with a free party amid lovely surroundings, with a top prize of £1,000.   This Club offers you attractive prizes, two very enjoyable social events and helps the Association financially.

Conservative Future.   There is a very active Conservative Future Group in Hertfordshire catering for the needs of our younger members.

For details of membership and these special interest groups, please contact Howard Byers on tory-herts@btconnect.com