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 18 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.

In recent years at local elections, we have outperformed both Labour and the Lib Dems - making more gains than any other party in the city.

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

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 - and our membership in Sunderland has increased considerably in recent years.

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 us office@sunderlandconservatives.org.uk and our Deputy Chairman for Membership will be in touch.

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; Commons Leader, Jacob Rees Mogg; International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan; and former Work and Pensions Secretary, Esther McVey.

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.