The University of Sussex Conservative Society
We are the only political society at the University of Sussex affiliated with the Conservative Party. Anyone is welcome to be a member of our Society who is either a member of the Conservative Party or who holds views sympathetic to the Conservative Party. We also welcome those who just want to debate.
In the past we have had guest speakers, such as the former Childrens' Minister Tim Loughton MP and Maria Caulfield MP, come to campus, and have been on visits to the Houses of Parliament and to see then Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne. We also campaign locally for the Conservative Party, raise money for local Charities and campaign for Conservatism on campus!
Our Port and Policy meetings take place every fortnight and involve debate around 2 or 3 motions (usually released to attendees beforehand). Port is on sale but you are welome to BYOB as this has been scientifically proven to fuel animated and healthy debate amongst memebrs.
We are not only a political society, we are a social one too. Alongside our fortnightly meetings, we have socials ranging from clubbing and pub crawls to a range of dinners and pub quizzes, so you'll be guarenteed to find one that suits you, and you're welcome to come to as many or as few events as you like.
If this sounds like a society for you, why not like our Facebook Page and come along to a meeting or social?
We all look forward to seeing you!
President - Joel Chilaka
3rd Year Medicine
The role of President involves taking charge and leading the society to achieve the various aims we have for the year. Whether this means mobilising memebers to go out campaigning for the Conservatives across Sussex ,organising and chairing our Port and Policy meetings or arranging inspirational speakers to address the society - I'm always available and willing to further the message of Conservatism here on campus. I'm a conservative simply because I believe in a system of goverment that provides people with the tools to better their own lives and the lives of those less fortunate in their community. This ideal is something tht has been ingrained in me and guides me through my career path as a doctor.
If you have any queries or want to find out more email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President - Edward Wilson
2nd Year Politics & International Relations
Hello, I’m Edward, and I’m Vice-President this year for the society. My role will consist of something like that of Joel the president, however I’ll be the lead on many other things such as charity events. Our charitable cause of the year is Help for Heroes and I hope that as a society we can make a respectful contribution to hopefully make a difference in at least one life. Veterans have given their lives to fight for our country and secure our liberties, so it is only right that when we can we show respect we do, and appreciation for what they do. Why am I a conservative? For me both on an economic and social side, conservatism in my eyes is the best ideology to progress society. Economically, you spend what you have, you allow individuals to maintain as much of their money and allow them to choose how to spend their money, whether they spend or save, individuals know best. Socially, without a doubt conservatism is the best social mechanic, rich or poor, white or black, male or female, conservatism doesn’t matter those who work will get treated fairly and reap the benefits for their efforts. Whilst being involved in TorySoc, I’ll be acting as Events Organiser for Liberate the Debate, doing a weekly TV show with BrightonLive making the case for Conservatism and of course doing my bit with the local association to grow the party. And, when that’s not happening, no doubt you’ll find me out in the Haunt.
Secretary - Jack Ross
1st Year History
Hello my name is Jack and I’ve been a passionate Conservative all of my life. My role in Tory Soc is secretary which entails helping to organise socials/events and represent the society in external functions. I’m looking forward to help further establish Conservative foundations at Sussex University, as well as partaking in charitable events in the local community.
Treasurer - Peter Anson
2nd Year Politics & International Relations
Hello, Im the tresurer and this means I manage the money and look for ways we can be self-sufficient as a society. I'm also the President of Literate the Debate meaning my responsibilities lay with the absolutely core task of mobilising students and encouraging freedom of speech on campus. Peter is a Student Union Representative and thus contributes a good deal to the democracy of the core Union decision-making itself. An enthusiast in military aviation; Peter also contributes a great deal to the internal discussions held within the meetings with passion and vigor.