Chairman of the Conservative Party
In the United Kingdom, the Chairman of the Conservative Party is responsible for running the party machine, overseeing Conservative Central Office. When the Conservatives are in power, the Chairman is usually a member of the Cabinet being given a sinecure position such as Minister without Portfolio. Deputy or vice-chairmen may also be appointed, with responsibility for specific aspects of the Conservative Party (for example, local government, women or youth). The Conservative Party is currently co-chaired by Grant Shapps, MP for Welwyn Hatfield who was appointed in 2012 and Baron Feldman of Elstree who was appointed in 2010.
- 1922 Committee – the parliamentary body of the Conservative Party, which has its own Chairman