Time was that joining a political party, helping in fundraising and campaigning were the main ways to become involved and, although these remain important elements, new opportunities are now open to people.
Social media is fast becoming a means for people to participate in politics in a flexible way which fits in with their lifestyle and helps to complement more traditional types of activism; leafleting, canvassing, organising fundraising events and so on.
Facebook and Twitter are excellent ways we can communicate our message, and people can stay in touch by receiving regular updates, as well as being able to respond to any issues and new developments or comment upon party policy. Even the Prime Minister has joined Twitter and now has a staggering 226,125 followers as of 1st February.
The Conservative Women’s Organisation (CWO) has a proud history of encouraging more women to become involved in the political process and into public office. Conservative Future for younger people too.
Since its formation in 2011, the Conservative Policy Forum has grown in strength with almost 250 groups actively involved in policy discussions and debates that are taking place across the country which feed into national party policymaking. Already, 19 discussion papers have been published thanks to the input of the CPF members.
To read more about how we you can get involved follow this link to my website and the full Total Politics article.