Join Conservative Party before 1st of July and make your voice heard

Join Conservative Party before 1st of July and make your voice heard

16:18 PM, 28th June 2016, About 6 years ago 16

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If you wish to have an influence on who is elected the next leader of the Conservative Party, and hence Prime Minister, you need to join as a member of the Party before the 1st of July.conservative

Considering the attack on Landlords and the PRS by George Osborne, with cuts to mortgage interest relief and the 3% surcharge on Stamp duty for second properties, now is the time to make your voice heard!

It costs £25 to become a Conservative Party member and to join please click here.

Once the party have cut it down to two candidates for leadership the vote is given to Conservative Party members.

The Tenant Tax Campaign team believe new leadership may take a different view to the current incumbents at number 10 and 11 and could reconsider the recent tax increases for Landlords and ultimately tenants. Hopefully government may scrap or dilute the mortgage interest relief tax changes so at the very least they are not retrospective and people who have already purchased Buy to Let properties are not affected by Section 24.

Regardless of party politics you can help decide who shapes the Private Rented Sector for the next term of government, however long that may be.



by Gromit

10:55 AM, 29th June 2016, About 6 years ago

Whilst gaining the right to vote on the future Tory leader we mustn’t forget that we will only get a choice of two as decided by the Conservative MPs. We do not want Hobson’s choice!!

I am therefore going to lobby my pro-Leave MP. Andrew Murrison, to support only “Leave” candidates, and of those only those who will not be prominent “remainers” (i.e. GO) in to the most senior ministerial positions (i.e. Chancellor) in order to promote “unity” within the Conservative party.

Here’s the email I’ve sent to him:


Now the referendum is out of the way, and as pleased as I am for the country that the “leave” campaign won. I am deeply concerned that those who will be at the helm of the country and in particular the Chancellor are NOT committed “Remainers”, who have a vested interest in bringing about the catastrophe that they predicted and are desperate to prove that their scaremongering during the campaign was right in order to salvage their own personal credibility.

"It was not the responsibility of those who wanted to remain in the EU to explain what plan we would follow if we voted to quit the EU." With those words, George Osborne tells us why it is in the national interest he should not spend a day longer as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

I am therefore lobbying you as my pro-Leave MP to support only “Leave” candidates, and of those, only those who will not appoint prominent “remainers” (like George Osborne) into the most senior ministerial positions (i.e. Chancellor) in order to promote “unity” within the Conservative party.

When it comes to the choice of Conservative party leader and Prime Minister, I really do not want to be presented with Hobson’s choice.

by Dr Rosalind Beck

11:15 AM, 29th June 2016, About 6 years ago

This is a major opportunity for landlords to have influence. Many who voted Conservative in the last general election were duped into believing the Conservatives supported us along with all other businesses. Instead, they tricked landlords and then stuck the knife in. I have joined as have my two children (it's only 5 pounds for under-23s). It takes a minute or two to join. Please get as many people to join today and tomorrow as is possible. We are then in a bargaining position. I will also ask the NLA an RLA to get this message out urgently and would ask others to also contact them today and ask that they send out an emergency message to all of their members.

by Chris Haworth

11:22 AM, 29th June 2016, About 6 years ago

With the exception of the wish to remove George Osborne from his post as Chancellor of the Exchequer, for entirely different reasons to those stated by Mr Fitzpatrick, I could scarcely disagree more strongly with everything else in Mr Fitzpatrick's e-mail - leaving the EU is an utter disaster, and, now that the Chancellor has destroyed my pension, it appears that the Brexit vote is going to destroy my business. I am sitting at my desk now, awaiting the phone call which will tell me whether the transaction that I have worked on for the last 12 months is to continue to completion, or to be cancelled in light of the vote last Thursday. Should it be the latter, the Exchequer will not receive some £30,000 in tax, I will need to cancel my planned holiday and drastically reduce many other areas of spending. Repeated many thousands of times across businesses in the UK, one can only imagine the disastrous effect that this idiotic, inward looking decision will have on the UK, or probably shortly to be, English, economy

by AlanR

12:02 PM, 29th June 2016, About 6 years ago

I am a "leaver" and I expect there to be tough times ahead but I feel confident that, eventually, we will benefit greatly from being out of this disintegrating EU project. I am NOT a racist - I have worked in multi-national environments all over the world for decades - but I am a realist - we cannot continue being dictated to by the EU numptiies! We must somehow regain control of our borders or this country will be "busting at the seams" (it already is). We only want people that bring something to the table - they are most welcome - no criminals and no freeloaders that we can't get rid of!

by Dr Rosalind Beck

12:02 PM, 29th June 2016, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Chris Haworth" at "29/06/2016 - 11:22":

Hi Chris.
Hope your business venture still completes. What do you think about joining the Conservative Party to influence the vote for PM and also, in an indirect way, that of Chancellor?

by Neil Patterson

12:12 PM, 29th June 2016, About 6 years ago

Hi Chris,

I am sorry about the situation for your business as I remember how hard it was in the financial industry after the credit crisis.

by Monty Bodkin

12:14 PM, 29th June 2016, About 6 years ago

New members to the Tory party can't vote for 3 months which would take you to the end of September- after the leadership vote.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

by Chris Haworth

12:26 PM, 29th June 2016, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Dr Rosalind Beck ." at "29/06/2016 - 12:02":

Hi Rosalind - thanks for your comment. I have in fact joined the Conservative Party yesterday. As a long time Conservative voter, I have become very disillusioned with the party in light of the Chancellor's attack on the buy-to-let sector, the fact that we had a referendum at all, and most recently the fact that the result of the referendum was hugely influenced by one man, whose decision to support the Brexit cause was governed entirely by his wish to be Prime Minister. I was looking (unsuccessfully) for another party to vote for but a local Conservative Mayor persuaded me that I should try to bring about change from the inside - so I joined up. I have to say though that I am rather concerned that there is a movement to rush through the leadership process so that anyone who joined as a result of the referendum will be excluded by the three months eligibility rule from voting for the leadership. This is apparently to prevent what happened to the Labour Party on the election of Jeremy Corbyn. As a long time Conservative supporter, I shall be very upset if I am excluded from the vote by these rules. I do think that the leadership contest should be timed to allow those genuine Conservative supporters, who have joined the party in reaction to the referendum, to vote in the leadership contest. At the moment, I would vote for Theresa May

by Mandy Thomson

13:05 PM, 29th June 2016, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Monty Bodkin" at "29/06/2016 - 12:14":

Hi Monty

I've just Googled this and checked the webpage where very brief joining terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of the page; both sources are silent on this. Do you have any idea where you saw or heard about this three month rule?

I would have thought the Conservative leadership election system, which only allows ordinary members to choose from 2 candidates who have already been pre-approved by the whip and Conservative MPs is robust enough to prevent opportunistic voting of a wildcard leader (such as happened last year with the £3 buy a vote campaign by the Labour party).

by Monty Bodkin

14:33 PM, 29th June 2016, About 6 years ago

Hello Mandy,

If you 'click here' on the link in the article, it takes you to the joining page where it says (my bold);

Members play an active role in the Conservative Party, can attend our annual Party Conference and receive voting rights in Party elections, once you have been a member for three months.

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