Conservatives Abroad

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Conservatives Abroad
Full name Conservatives Abroad
Short name CA
President Theresa May
Chairman Heather Harper MBE
Founded 1986
Headquarters Conservative Campaign HQ
4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ, England
Ideology Conservatism
Economic liberalism
British unionism
Political position Centre-right
National affiliation Conservative Party
Website
conservativesabroad.org

Conservatives Abroad (CA) is the official political organisation and global network of the Conservative Party for British citizens living permanently or temporarily abroad.

Conservatives Abroad has members and branches across the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania. While some countries have one national CA Branch, some countries are represented by a number of difference branches based in different areas, particularly when a country is large and Conservative expatriates are spread out.

History[edit]

Many overseas Conservative organisations have been active since the 1970s, however Conservatives Abroad was not formally created until 1986. The perspective of the organisation is that it exists as a political discussion forum, to keep Conservative supporters who are temporarily or permanently living abroad in touch with domestic politics in Britain and Europe, to campaign for the votes of the British expatriate community, and increase the number of overseas registered voters in those communities.

Conservatives Abroad also serves its members' interests by raising issues and concerns facing Britons living overseas with politicians,[1] and by lobbying to reform overseas voting laws.[2] While the party leader is worldwide president of Conservatives Abroad, the individual branches are represented and governed by a branch representative.

Branches[edit]

Conservatives Abroad operates as a branch system. Originally it operated 35 active branches operating in 21 countries around the world, however this figure has since grown.[3]

Countries and territories[edit]

Country No. of branches Branches
 Argentina 1
 Australia 4 Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Perth
 Azerbaijan 1
 Belgium 1
 British Virgin Islands 1
 Canada 1
 China 3 Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai
 Cyprus 1
 Czech Republic 1
 Ethiopia 1
 France 4 Paris, South West, South of France, Normandy
 Germany 1
 Greece 1
 Guernsey 1
 Italy 1
 Lebanon 1
 Bahrain 1
 Oman 1
 Qatar 1
 United Arab Emirates 1
 India 1
 Indonesia 1
 Israel 1
 Jamaica 1
 Japan 1
 Luxembourg 1
 Malta 1
 Netherlands 1
 Norway 1
 Poland 1
 Romania 1
 Saudi Arabia 1
 Singapore 1
 Turkey 1
 South Africa 2 Cape Town, Johannesburg
 Spain 5 Costa del Sol, Jávea, Madrid, Mallorca, Tenerife
 Thailand 1
 United States 7 California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington, D.C.

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