About Us

Rutland & Melton Conservatives

Affiliated to the Conservative Party, the Association is self-funding from voluntary contributions and abides by a constitution.
 
The Association has a well defined management structure, with numerous local branches and sub-committees, all reporting to the Association Officers and Executive Management team. The Officers are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.
 
The local branches have committees who are responsible for running and organising local events. Each branch has an elected Chairman who is responsible for liaising with and reporting back to the Association at regular intervals.

 

Our Mission Statement

Our task is to support our Member of Parliament, our County and District Councillors, to show we can govern with integrity, and deal honourably with and for the people we serve. We must bequeath to all our families a lot better prospects than they have now.
 
“Politics is too important to leave to the Politicians”. Become a member of the Association and support us.

President
Frances Duchess of Rutland                             

                                                                           
The Constituency

The Rutland & Melton constituency has one of the largest Seats in England. Predominantly rural, it might loosely be described as East Leicestershire. Situated in the East Midlands it comprises all of the county of Rutland (once again a unitary local authority since 1997) including the pretty market towns of Oakham and Uppingham, and the world famous manmade Rutland Water.
 
The Melton part contains the Seat's largest town of Melton Mowbray, famous for its pork pies and Stilton cheese and includes the Vale of Belvoir with its famous castle (the seat of the Dukes of Rutland), stretching right up to Bottesford on the Nottinghamshire border. Since 1997, a number of picturesque villages previously in the Market Harborough constituency were included in the Rutland and Melton constituency, after a redrawing of England's constituency boundaries.
 
Lying approximately 100 miles due north of London and reached either by the M1 or A1, the Rutland & Melton constituency sits within the surrounding towns of Nottingham, Grantham, Stamford, Corby, Leicester and Loughborough. Some of our major corporate employers are Mars in Melton Mowbray and Land's End in Oakham. The gentle undulating country is largely agricultural. Its defence establishments include the Defence Animal Centre in Melton Mowbray, St. George's Army Barracks in North Luffenham and the Kendrew Army Barracks at the former RAF Cottesmore site.