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Welcome to the Party

"I am pleased to report that since the election there has been a huge upsurge in local membership. With so many new people we are keen to improve our local party and offer more events to members. So if you are new and reading this for the first time I hope that you will come to one of our events soon!" Chairman Manchester Federation

Our Latest Newsletter Is Out - Download It Here!

When we launched our General Election campaign six months ago we welcomed no fewer thanseven parliamentary candidates to the Manchester Federation Annual Dinner. The rest as theysay is history. We won all three of the local target seats, a Conservative majority government has been returned for the first time in 23 years and the Manchester Federation is welcoming a huge number of new members! ( Picture - right - an informal new members welcoming event ) To download our latest newsletter, see the full story. 

The Queen's Speech

When we came to office in 2010, Britain was on the brink. Our task was urgent: to rescue our economy from the mire. With that economy now going in the right direction, we are once again on the brink - but this time, on the brink of something special. We have a golden opportunity to renew the idea that working people are backed in this country; to renew the promise to those least fortunate that they will have the opportunity for a brighter future; and to renew the ties that bind every part of our United Kingdom. We now have the mandate to deliver that renewal. And it starts with today's Queen's Speech: a clear programme for working people, social justice, and bringing our country together - put simply, a One Nation Queen's Speech from a One Nation Government.

Election 2015

An overall majority, David Cameron saw three party leaders off, Labour down with EdStone tied up around their neck, increased Tory vote across Manchester, fantastic gains in Greater Manchester. A massive thank you to all voters who came out in numbers to support Tories across the Manchester constituencies!See picture gallery of the election count and the declaration of results.

Why We Need A Conservative Majority Government

Every time Labour comes to power, they spend and borrow too much money and undermine British enterprise, leaving the country in a mess. Every time we return to power, the Conservatives are left with the task of cleaning up the mess left by Labour. Thus, Winston Churchill in 1951, and Margaret Thatcher in 1979, set us on the road to recovery after having to introduce reforms which Labour Governments refused to enact.

Manchester Central Campaign

Parliamentary candidate for Manchester Central Xingang Wang officially unveiled his campaign billboards in the presence of local Council candidates, party supporters and tv crews from BBC Chinese and Chinese Central Television. See picture gallery.

Manchester Central Hustings

Manchester Central has seen its biggest hustings to date, organised by 38 degrees. Parliamentary hopefuls presented their answers to set questions asked by the organisers and affiliated groups, before taking questions from the two hundred plus strong audience. The topics discussed ranged from excessive surveillance and inequality to TTIP and climate change. 

Mental Health Question Time Special

Manchester Conservatives Deputy Chairman and local candidate for Didsbury West David Semple took part in Question Time Special organised by Manchester User’s Network. The panel, consisting of parliamentary and local candidates representing the whole political spectrum, was chaired by BBC health correspondent Elaine Dunkley.

Manchester Central Campaign Launch

Manchester Central Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Xingang Wang launched his campaign with a fund raising dinner at local Chinese restaurant. More than 30 supporters, volunteers and friends attended the event on 07 March Saturday evening at Sweet Mandarin, one of the highly regarded restaurants. President of Manchester Federation Peter Hilton introduced Xingang as ‘an excellent candidate for Manchester Central’. Xingang said: ‘I will work hard for Manchester people…let’s work together to ensure we have a Conservative majority government.’ Federation Chairman Nicholas Savage highly praised Xingang as ‘the candidate who delivers’.

Team Manchester Campaign Day

On Saturday 28th February Team Manchester - PPC Michelle Tanfield (Blackley & Broughton), PPC Xingang Wang (Manchester Central), PCC Mohammed Afzal (Manchester Gorton) and Rob Manning (Manchester Withington) - led a city-wide campaign day with friends and supporters. The day was action-packed with every constituency in the city receiving a visit. The candidates and their teams met hundreds of people both in the street and whilst canvassing with thousands of leaflets delivered. City of Manchester Conservative Association Chairman Nick Savage commented: "We have a diverse, committed and forward-looking team. As well as acting as excellent local champions for their constituencies these candidates understand the need to come together and promote a message for the entire City of Manchester."