Conservatives Abroad

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Conservative and Unionist Party
Leader David Cameron
Chairman Lord Feldman
Founded 1834
Preceded by Tory Party
Headquarters Conservative Campaign HQ
30 Millbank, London, SW1P 4DP, England
Youth wing Conservative Future
Women's Wing Conservative Women's Organisation
Membership  (2013) Decrease 134,000 [1]
Political position Centre-right[6][7][8][9][10]
European affiliation Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists
International affiliation International Democrat Union
European Parliament group European Conservatives and Reformists
Colours      Blue
Politics of the United Kingdom
Political parties

Conservatives Abroad is an umbrella organisation of British Conservative Party-supporting organisations based outside the United Kingdom.


Some overseas Conservative organisations have been active since the 1970s, but Conservatives Abroad was not formally created until 1986. From the perspective of the central Conservative Party, the organisation exists as a political discussion forum, to keep Conservative supporters in touch with domestic British politics, to campaign for the votes of the British expatriate community, and increased registered voters in those communities. Conservatives Abroad also serves its members' interests by raising with Conservative politicians issues facing Britons living overseas, and by lobbying to reform overseas voting laws.[11]


Conservatives Abroad has branches in Australia (Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Perth), Azerbaijan, Belgium, British Virgin Islands, Canada, China (Beijing until 2018, Hong Kong, and Shanghai until 2018), Czech Republic, Ethiopia, France (Paris, South West, South of France, and Normandy), Germany, Greece, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, India, Indonesia until 2018, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa (Cape Town and Johannesburg), Spain (Costa del Sol, Jávea, Madrid, Mallorca, and Tenerife), Switzerland, Thailand until 2019, and the United States (California,[12] Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C.).[13]


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  2. Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  3. Sparrow, Andrew (17 December 2009). "Only 12% of Tory MPs choose Cameronism as political philosophy". The Guardian. London.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  5. The siren song of the neocons in David Cameron's cabinet | Richard Seymour. Guardian (3 March 2011).
  6. "AV: latest polls suggest Britain will reject alternative voting". The Daily Telegraph. London. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. J. G. (15 May 2011). "Crime has become the Conservatives' biggest vulnerability". The Economist. London. Retrieved 21 May 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Election results across Europe". BBC News. 8 June 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Hooper, Simon (6 April 2010). "Can David Cameron become the UK's next leader?". Retrieved 21 May 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Magee, Zoe (7 May 2010). "David Cameron Likely Next British Prime Minister". ABC News. Retrieved 21 May 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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