About Us

Welcome to the Sunderland Conservatives

The Sunderland Conservative Association is a committed and hard-working team of elected representatives, volunteers and activists working for a better Sunderland.

We currently have 12 councillors on Sunderland City Council and we are the city's main opposition party. We scrutinise the failings of Sunderland's Labour council and pursue transparency, common sense and value for taxpayers' money.

Our councillors are active members of their ward communities and they drive forward positive changes, working with residents to secure improvements.

All of this work is made possible by a strong voluntary team of Association Officers and a wealth of committed activists.

Becoming a member

We are always delighted to welcome new members. Our current membership consists of people from all walks of life, young and old. We have an active Conservative Women's Organisation, for female members, and a new Young Conservative branch for members aged 26 and under. 

You can become a member of the Sunderland Conservatives either through the national party or by contacting Lyall Reed, Deputy Chairman for Membership, at membership@sunderlandconservatives.org.uk.

Campaigning and social events

We hold a range of campaigning and social events, including our annual President's Night, Conservative Women's Organisation fundraisers and events for young members. We often welcome high-profile speakers to our events - with previous guests including former Prime Minister David Cameron, former Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom, former Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey, and Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Leader of the House of Commons.

We also hold regular Conservative Policy Forum (CPF) meetings, where members of the party can come and discuss areas of policy and these are submitted to the relevant government minister. You can find out more about the CPF here

Keep in touch

You can keep up to date with the Sunderland Conservatives on Facebook and Twitter or you can get in touch with us via the Contact page.