With the Christmas and New Year period around the corner, MyConservatives.com is in great shape for the year ahead. Not only has it been updated with several new features, but at the end of last week David Cameron launched his own campaign on there. In the few days since it went online, over fifteen hundred new activists and supporters have joined the site – click here to join, and give to, his campaign.
We’ve always wanted MyConservatives to be a tool of the activists, by the activists and for the activists. That’s why we launched it in “beta” at conference to see what people thought about it – and tweaked it accordingly.
And that’s why we’re keen to recognise the efforts of MyConservatives members. With that in mind, I can announce that the latest competition winners are Conservative Future activist Michelle Donelan, who gets to go for a curry with Eric Pickles (for making the most telecanvassing calls). And also parliamentary candidate Nick King, who has won a day’s worth of professional photography (for recruiting the most people to his campaign team).
Now we want to take this principle a step further by recruiting a grassroots committee for MyConservatives. This committee will be a small team of volunteers who have a strong interest in online campaigning, and a strong desire for it to be used effectively by the Conservative Party.
Their roles will be shaped partly by who takes them on, but they would have specific areas of responsibility within MyConservatives, such as a Fundraising Co-ordinator and an Online Lobbying Co-ordinator. They would also act as a conduit of ideas and feedback between the user community and the MyConservatives team at CCHQ.
Being part of this team would be a voluntary, spare time commitment – but if you’re interested in getting even more involved in our online campaigning operation come election time, then this would put you in a strong position for doing so.
If you would like to apply, just send us an email detailing any political and new media experience you have by Friday 19th December. As with conventional campaigning, we will only succeed at online campaigning if we harness the talents and hard work of activists across the country.