|Full name||Conservatives Abroad|
|Chairman||Heather Harper MBE|
Conservative Campaign HQ|
4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ, England
|National affiliation||Conservative Party|
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.
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, and by lobbying to reform overseas voting laws. While the party leader is worldwide president of Conservatives Abroad, the individual branches are represented and governed by a branch representative.
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.
Countries and territoriesEdit
|Country||No. of branches||Branches|
|Australia||4||Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Perth|
|British Virgin Islands||1|
|China||3||Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai|
|France||4||Paris, South West, South of France, Normandy|
|United Arab Emirates||1|
|South Africa||2||Cape Town, Johannesburg|
|Spain||5||Costa del Sol, Jávea, Madrid, Mallorca, Tenerife|
|United States||7||California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington, D.C.|
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-31.