Information on this page was last updated on 01/10/2017
Rossendale and Darwen Conservative Association is the voluntary body which runs the Conservative party in the constituency of Rossendale and Darwen. The Association is made up of volunteers who give their time to run elections, support the elected members, and run the local branches that make up the Association. The volunteers are made up of local party members, and anyone can become a member.
There are currently 5 branches which make up the Association:
Haslingden, Rossendale, Darwen, North Turton, Eden.
Each branch has members and officers who are elected within the branch to run matters such as finance, membership and candidate selections. Each branch sends representatives to the Association Executive which deals with matters across the constituency.
Rossendale and Darwen is represented by Conservative MP Jake Berry who was elected in 2010. The Constituency is part of the European North West region, represented by 3 Members of the European Parliament, Jacqueline Foster, Sajjad Karim and Sir Robert Atkins. The Constituency also spans several different council areas, with elected representatives on the councils of Lancashire County Council, Rossendale Borough Council, Darwen Town Council, and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.
The organisation is funded by donations from members of the public, membership of the association and donations from local business.This is a different situation to the Labour Party which recives large amounts of money from the big Unions. You can help support your local Conservatives by becoming a member or giving a donation – any amount large or small is welcome.
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