Association

South Cambridgeshire Conservative Association

The Association (SCCA for short) is based around the South Cambridgeshire Parliamentary Constituency, which was formed in the mid-1990s following the Boundary Commission’s review of all constituencies throughout the country.  The new seat included large parts of the former South West Cambridgeshire constituency.

It took effect from the general election in May 1997 when The Rt Hon Andrew (now Lord) Lansley CBE became the first Member for the new seat – he retired in May 2015 when Heidi Allen became our MP (she resigned from the Conservative Party, and the Association, on 20th February 2019 – as reported in this news item).

In 2004 the Boundary Commission met again for another review and although there has been no name change, the constituency has been subject to some minor changes; it remained unchanged for the 2017 general election.  More significant changes are expected for the 2022 general election.

The aim of the Association is to promote the Conservative Party at all levels – through the work of our staff and the hard work of our voluntary organisation, which comprise our officer team, executive committee, branches, our 600 members, County and District Councillors and volunteer helpers throughout the constituency.

To join the Party, please go to our Membership page.

85,257 electorate

The constituency stretches from Fen Drayton, Swavesey, Longstanton, Rampton and Cottenham in the north to Odsey, Litlington and the Chishills in the south (the southern county boundary).

It is largely rural – as typified by the banner photograph above, taken at 9.17 am on 5 August 2016 of a golden field of barley at the side of Buff Wood, East Hatley.

Gamlingay is the furthest point in the west, while in the east, the constituency borders the Cambridge City boundary and includes the Queen Edith's area of the City before moving south eastwards to include Great Abington.

25 of the South Cambridgeshire District Council wards and one Cambridge City Council ward (Queen Edith's) make up this constituency.  It has an electorate of over 85,000.  Until the 2010 general election, Trumpington was also part of the constituency.

Based in Hardwick.

The South Cambridgeshire Conservative Association is the local branch of the Conservative Party in the constituency.  The Association’s office is based in the village of Hardwick (see below for our address), which gives good access via the A428, A1198, A14 and M11 to all areas.

The Association acts in an autonomous manner, by raising its own monies to pay staff (we currently have a vacancy), pay for leaflets and run its own campaigns.  These funds are raised through membership and member organised events such as coffee mornings, barbeques, dinners, cheese and wine functions and the like.

Our team is currently:

The Association's address is:

South Cambridgeshire Conservative Association
Broadway House
149-151 St Neots Road
Hardwick
CB23 7QJ

01954 211 444
scca@southcambsconservatives.co.uk
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Branches

 

Branches are the lifeblood of the Conservative movement and vital to the Association for helping to bring more people into the Party through social events and campaigning locally.

Our branches are:

Cambourne and Caldecote
Comberton & District
Gamlingay, Mordens and Bassingbourn
Girton, Bar Hill and Cottenham
Hansford (Harston, Hauxton, Newton, Stapleford and Shelfords)
Queen Edith's
Swavesey & District