A few weeks ago I mentioned a "new development" but have been unable to confirm details, until the local membership had been informed. With the mailshot landing on doormats today, I can now announce that the Maidstone and The Weald Conservative Association has formally voted to join the West Kent Group, bringing the Group to four strong.
The unanimous decision taken by Maidstone's Executive Council will see the Association's back of house and day to day administration being run alongside Tonbridge and Malling, Chatham and Aylesford and Tunbridge Wells. As with the other members of the West Kent Group, however, the Maidstone Conservative Association will remain wholly autonomous. The internal structures (Management Committee, Executive Council, Local Government Committee, branches etc) are all unchanged.
Maidstone and The Weald will benefit from improved administration, data management, access to good quality print and design plus professional political, legal and campaign support, whilst the existing members of the West Kent Group will benefit from having another partner sharing establishment costs; thus releasing funds for the purpose our supporters donate: campaigning and winning elections.
Great news for all concerned.