What is Conservatives Abroad?
Conservatives Abroad is the global network of the British Conservative Party's supporters living overseas. It offers the opportunity for like-minded Britons abroad to keep in touch with the UK as well as Conservative supporters worldwide through this website, Facebook and Twitter.
How do I join Conservatives Abroad?
Membership of Conservatives Abroad is administered by the Cities of London & Westminster Conservative Association (CLWCA) in conjunction with Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ). By joining CLWCA as an overseas member, you become a member of Conservatives Abroad and of the Conservative Party. You can sign up here.
Is there a Conservatives Abroad group in my area?
To see if there is a Conservatives Abroad representative in your area please Find Your Representative. If there is no representative in your area, please contact us. There is an annual Conservatives Abroad conference and dinner in London, usually immediately following the Party Conference. There are also other events throughout the year. Check the events page for further information.
Who can register to vote?
Presently any British citizen who was last on a UK electoral roll less than 15 years ago can register to vote in UK Parliamentary Elections. The Conservative Party manifesto commitment Votes for Life has been enacted so in the future all British citizens living overseas will be able to vote, regardless of how long they have resided overseas. HOWEVER, if you have lived overseas for more than 15 years please do not yet attempt to register until the formal announcement of the commencement date for this measure.
How do I register to vote?
If you're resident in the UK or have lived overseas for 15 years or less then you can register to vote online. You'll need your last UK address to register. Online registration takes around 5 minutes. Your former local authority will then contact you to finalise your registration. You will then renew your registration annually. Registration is now an individual rather than household responsibility.
How can I vote?
Once registered, you are able to vote by post, by proxy, or by returning to the UK on election day. Recent changes now mean that you should receive your postal vote with good time to vote from overseas.
Where does my vote count?
When you vote from overseas your ballot is counted in the constituency in which you were last registered to vote.