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and of course a General Election in 2015. I have no intention of taking the fun out of it. That's what we do in Yorkshire and I'm sure that's what's done everywhere else. a European Parliament election. a Constitution and a website that are fit for purpose. If you want a serious candidate who can get the job done then vote for me as your Best Practice officer. I have served on executives at Branch.The next two years will be busy ones for the Conservative and Unionist Party. facilitating its work and collecting and dispensing information and advice from and to Conservative Future at large. As your Best Practice officer I would work to improve Conservative Future's relationship with the Party and with its members. 1 . We will be fighting council elections. the ideas. Educating members on the great history of our Party. All of which is laid out in this manifesto. I believe that I have the experience. When I go to events I work hard and party harder afterwards. I have been a member of this Party for nine years and have served it faithfully with distinction for the past seven and counting. Conservative Future must be ready and willing to lend all possible assistance to these campaigns. The Best Practice officer should act as General Counsel and Secretary to the National Executive. I firmly believe that the Best Practice officer should act as the professional face of a National Executive where the Chairman is the Public face and Chief Executive.F. Providing clear advice on all aspects of our work as a great campaigning and socialising organisation. 2013. 4th March. Even though I want to make Conservative Future do things better. Giving National C. Area and Regional level and served as chairman of a major university branch. Finding out what the membership thinks on matters which affect them. the Deputy Chairman (Political) is the campaigning face and the Deputy Chairman (Membership) is the recruiting and events organising face. the drive and the personality to make a difference on the National Executive for all Conservative Future members across the country. I don't want to change that. the Scottish independence referendum. wherever they are in our United Kingdom.
• Working with your local association. I believe we have the expertise and knowledge base to do this. and so on and so forth. and regions do things better than others. • Attracting new membership. branches. • Creating a Branch Website. areas.pdf form on the Conservative Future website. • Running for council. and. a booklet on increasing membership the input of the Deputy Chairman (Membership). A list of likely subjects for Best Practice booklets which I would produce: • What is Conservative Future? • Creating a Branch (University or Association). if necessary write. • Using Social Media. But it should be the Best Practice officer’s job to drive the production of this series.000 members and hundreds of years' worth of campaigning and organising experience between us. • Doing Social Action. and regional. • Keeping your Membership current. Obviously a booklet on campaigning would require the input of the Deputy Chairman (Political). • Holding a Campaign Day.Best Practice Packs Conservative Future needs to do more to disseminate knowledge to our members at all levels of our organisation. and would be easily printable if funds allow. • Holding Events. All booklets would be published in . Some branches. booklets on a wide range of subjects to facilitate and improve the work Conservative Future does. in time for the new academic year and freshers’ fayres. We should be encouraging those that have held successful training days to contribute to a booklet on Training Days. 2 . area. • Holding a Training Day. those that have held successful charitable events to contribute to one on Social Action. If elected I pledge to have a series of booklets written and published by August 2013. As Best Practice officer I would organise the production of. With 15.
items I want incorporated into our constitution include: • A distribution of business for the National Executive. • Twelve month terms for the National Executive. the members. The very office that I am running for is officially designated the Appointed Officer even though it is an elected position. I will then produce a report incorporating your views and my own recommendations and submit it for the approval of the National Executive and finally the Party Board. Much of the current organisation of Conservative Future isn't recognised by the constitution: C. the Regional College. • Recognition of constituent sections of Conservative Future. 3 . The duties of the National Executive are in no way defined. • Recognition that not all members of the Party under the age of 30 and/or students are represented or wish to be represented by Conservative Future. For the record. • A renegotiation of our relationship with the Party. I also believe that there ought to be enshrined in the Conservative Future constitution a pledge to defending the Union by any and all democratic and peaceful means possible.Constitutional Reform I believe that the current constitution of Conservative Future is not fit for purpose. C. the National Strategy Team. however. Many parts of it are confusing and self-contradictory. and invite submissions from members across Conservative Future. • No term limits for the National Executive (I.F. a glaring omission from both our constitution and that of the Conservative and Unionist Party. your say on this. Any item concerning the organisation of Conservative Future at the national level would be open to debate. pledge to stand for one term only). Updating the constitution gives us the chance to discuss these matters and change them where necessary. Women. I propose to hold a constitutional review whereby I will take soundings from all elected officials from Regional and National Executive level. • Incorporation of a Code of Conduct. • Renegotiate our relationship with the party. If elected I will give you.F. Postgrads.
“No spitting.ers to be held to and a clear and fair disciplinary procedure to be followed. If Conservative Future is to be clearly defined as an organisation for those under 30 and/or those who are students then there ought to be a single flat rate for members. the Party ought to be ultimately responsible for dealing with any allegations of misconduct. just as it is wrong to assume that anyone who is not a student is in a position to pay far more to attend events. These standards can be simply encapsulated in the phrase. as now.50 whilst non-students have to pay nearly a third more at £40 (and that's before the obligatory deadline dates). It is wrong to assume that anyone over the arbitrary age of 23 is able to afford the £25 membership fee. National Conference students regardless of age pay £27. This is wrong. whilst those 23 and over have to pay £25. which can be incorporated into the Constitution and can stand apart.F. As Best Practice officer I would work to renegotiate fees and prices with the Party to achieve a fair settlement for all members. In the interests of transparency there should be a well-publicised list of standards for C.F. 4 . The current references to misconduct and its consequences in that document are altogether too vague. no shitting.Code of Conduct To earn and retain the trust of the Party and of the Public Conservative Future has an obligation to hold itself to the highest possible standard of behaviour. Those under the age of 23 pay a membership fee of £5 per annum. Fairness in Pricing I think it's wrong that we have a number of different tiers of pricing in Conservative Future.” Such a proposal would fall within the remit of my proposed constitutional review and would be discussed with both Conservative Future and the Conservative Party itself in light of the ideological and legal ramifications it raises. and no hitting. I therefore propose a Code of Conduct for members of Conservative Future to follow at Conservative Future and Conservative Party events. a five-fold increase. I believe that. For C.
This needs to change. As Best Practice officer I would petition the Party to improve the appearance and functionality of the website. Every branch should have its own page on the Conservative Future website. in my capacity as professional face of the party. I would offer my services.Conservative History I believe that Conservative Future can play a greater role in educating our members about the history of our party which is intertwined with the history of modern Britain. It needs to know how to get in touch with other branches. Lectures would be followed by Q&A sessions so that all those attending can get the maximum amount of The Conservative History Group has offered to support such a lecture series and events would be held at universities with the support and co-operation of local branches. It needs to know what events are running across the country. The past has many lessons to be drawn from as we act in the present and plan for the future. Much of the content is out of date. 5 . It needs to be able to download the information it needs to help win elections. Currently it looks awful compared to the Party website. areas and regions current and pass them on to the webmaster. events. My Best Practice booklets would be freely available to download on the website. The membership needs to know what the National Executive is doing for them. It is poorly organised. to keep information on branches. along with more up-to-date campaigning material than that currently available on the website. The website is the best place for that. Website The Conservative Future website ought to be the first point of contact for any member or potential member on the internet. As your Best Practice officer I would organise a series of lectures across the United Kingdom by guest speakers on topics related to the history of the Party. campaigns and personalities which have defined us as a Party and as a country. There is very little about what Conservative Future is and what it does.
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