This October marks the second anniversary of my election as National Chairman of Conservative Future. I want to take this opportunity to let members know what has happened, what is to come and also to explain why I believe that CF is the strongest of the political youth wings.
This year’s Freshers’ Fair campaign is at an end. Last year CF branches across the UK signed up around 6,000 new supporters; this year results have now come in and show no drop in new recruits nationally. That makes CF by far the most popular political youth wing on campuses as well as holding the title of the largest youth wing of any political party in the UK.
Conservative Future has got a strong narrative, a narrative of aspiration. Those who get involved with us on campus see us as an organisation that gives them the opportunity to campaign on issues such as improving the quality of vocational education and increasing the number of apprenticeships for young people. Those that do our organisation down consider this to be a fabrication; however no one can doubt the continued growth of our organisation as a result of this stand.