South Cambridgeshire Conservative Association (SCCA)
The Association (SCCA for short) is one of hundreds of similar Conservative associations throughout the UK – all are part of the Conservative Party and while relatively autonomous, we, like our counterparts, are ultimately governed by Conservative Central Headquarters (CCHQ).
Our role is to be the eyes and ears of Conservative activity in the South Cambridgeshire parliamentary constituency. We are responsible for selecting candidates to fight national (Member of Parliament) and local elections (County and District councillors) and helping them to win seats.
The constituency has always returned a Conservative MP – from 1983 to 1997 (when we were South West Cambridgeshire) the late Sir Anthony Grant and from 1997 to 2019 by, first, The Rt Hon Andrew (now Lord) Lansley CBE (1997 to 2015) and then Heidi Allen until she resigned from the Conservative Party, and the Association, on 20th February 2019 – as reported in this news item.
In addition, there are 19 Conservative councillors in South Cambridgeshire – nine County Councillors and 10 District Councillors.
We join forces with the other Conservative Associations in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough when selecting candidates for whole county roles – currently the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire.
The Association relies on its members to help finance through their subscriptions and donations the production of literature, posters, this website and social media as the key elements of our local campaigns and our office in Hardwick (which is manned by volunteers, there not being enough income to employ anyone, either full or part time). Members' money is not spent on supporting any elected person other than on specific campaign material.
Our team and office location
Our team is currently:
- President Donald Douglas.
- Chairman Ben Shelton / firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deputy Chairman, Political Evelyne Spanner /email@example.com.
- Deputy Chairman, Membership Sue Ellington / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretary, Robert Cook
- Treasurer Nick Heath / email@example.com.
- Together with four other elected members, they make up our Management Committee.
Our office is situated in the village of Hardwick, four miles from Cambridge:
South Cambridgeshire Conservative Association
149-151 St Neots Road
Become a councillor
If you are interested in standing as a Conservative councillor or helping the Association more generally, please contact:
Evelyne Spanner, Deputy Chairman Political
If you have any comments about this site or other matters, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use this website to find...
■ The latest Conservative Party news – nationally and locally.
■ Information about the Association and membership of the Association.
■ Links to our MEPs, Councillors, office staff, Parliaments and Conservative HQ.