Get involved

Whether you’re a supporter who wants to help us with campaigns or elections, or a resident who needs help with a certain issue that is affecting you or your area, we are here to listen to you and work with you to get things done.

Ways to get involved

Join Us

Team 2015You can help get the change people really want by becoming a Member of the Conservative Party. As a Member you’ll receive an e-newsletter and access to our new affinity programme, which gives discounts at partners such as the Early Learning Centre, selected Virgin Experience Days and Superbreak Mini Holidays.

For just £25 a year (or £5 a year if you are 22 or under or £15 a year if you are a serving or former member of the armed forces), you have the opportunity to vote for the Party Leader and help choose our candidates for Parliamentary, local government and European elections. You’ll also be invited to attend our party conferences and help to influence Conservative policies through our Policy Forums.

Becoming a Member is a great way to have your say and help make change happen, so why not join us today!

The 200 Club

200 Club SmallRochester and Strood Conservatives invite all members and supporters to participate in the Association’s 200 Club Prize Draw.

The 200 Club is a raffle that is open to Party members, Party supporters and members of the general public (you don’t have to be a Party member/supporter to win!).

Policy Forum (CPF)

 Conservative Policy Forum LogoThe CPF is a national Party Group that gives members the opportunity to discuss the major policy challenges facing Britain. With almost 250 active groups across the country, a fantastic voluntary team and strong professional support from CCHQ, the CPF has a vital role at the heart of the Conservative Party.

With a direct line to the Minister for Government Policy, its members have a real say in the direction our Party is taking.

The CPF is open to all members of the Conservative Party, if you are not a member but would like to get involved then you can join us online.

Visit Kelly Tolhurst MP in Parliament

ParliamentEvery year MPs welcome hundreds of school students to Parliament. The usual way this happens is a coach trip, arriving in London during the morning for a free walking tour of the Palace of Westminster.

Free guided tours of Parliament are available to constituents. The walking tour of the Palace of Westminster includes –

  • Westminster Hall, the ancient hall at the heart of the Palace where Parliament first sat and where many historic events have taken place,
  • The House of Commons, including the Speaker’s Chair and the famous green benches and the ‘lobbies’ where MPs actually vote,
  • The House of Lords, including the Royal Throne,
  • The Queen’s Robing Room, Royal Gallery and many other fascinating parts of the Palace of Westminster.

Please note that tours are very popular and places are limited so generally have to be booked about six months in advance.

Please contact Kelly Tolhurst’s office to enquire about a visit to Westminster at: