October 3, 2020

Conservative Co-Chairman announces new headquarters in the North

The Conservative Party will open a new headquarters in Leeds, Co-Chairman Amanda Milling MP announced today.

In opening the Party’s first ever Virtual Party Conference, she said:

We are determined to show our commitment to the blue wall seats.

That’s why I am thrilled to announce that CCHQ will be opening a headquarters in Leeds.

This new headquarters will provide the Party with a base at the heart of the blue wall.

Because we’re in it for the long haul.

We’re determined to make the blue wall part of the fabric of our Party and our country.

The best way we can deliver for people there is to be there.

After the Conservative Party gained more than 40 seats in the Midlands and the North at the General Election, plans were put in place to open up a new campaign headquarters outside London.

The Conservative Party are committed to delivering for the people that voted for them in December 2019 and having a Northern Conservative campaign headquarters will help with that agenda.

The Party are looking to open the headquarters next year.

Commenting, Amanda Milling MP, Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party, said:

Last year saw the Conservative Party win seats we’ve never held before and we owe it to the millions of people who put their faith in us with their votes to get back to the business of delivering for them after years of arguing about Brexit.

The best way we can do that in the Midlands and the North is to open a new headquarters in the heart of the blue wall.

Leeds is a key part of our plan to build back better for the people of this country and building a campaign presence there reinforces our commitment to that task.
Region Labour's Pension Tax (£) Extra Months to Work
England 11,167 44
East Midlands 6,150 50
Greater London 12,871 45
North East 9,758 38
North West 6,835 47
South East 14,270 40
South West 7,407 45
West Midlands 10,729 41
Northern Ireland 13,718 35
Scotland 10,653 41
Wales 11,691 36
United Kingdom 11,253 43

Commenting, Therese Coffey, Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, said:

“Corbyn’s Pension Tax will see ten million savers facing a huge bill forcing them to delay their retirement for almost three and a half years.
“This is just one of the ways a Corbyn government would hammer hardworking people on top of his plans to hike up taxes by £2,400 a year, as well as the cost of his plan for unlimited immigration and the chaos of 2020 being dominated by two more referendums – one on Brexit and another on Scottish independence.
“Only Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party can get Brexit done with a deal, get parliament working again and turbocharge our economy to unleash Britain’s potential.”

Read more about how this Pension Tax will impact millions of savers (PDF)