October 3, 2020

We have launched our Blue Wall Fund

We have launched a new fund to give additional support to MPs in the blue wall seats won in the historic 2019 victory.

Members, activists and supporters can donate to the new Blue Wall Fund which will be used to help MPs and their associations who need extra support for campaigning because these are traditional Labour areas with no well-established activist base or campaigning infrastructure.  The fund will look to expand to support other MPs in seats across the country.

Amanda Milling MP, Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party, said that the Blue Wall Fund will “help support these new MPs to campaign and win future elections.”

Opening Conservative Virtual Party Conference, the Co-Chairman said the fund will help to cement the blue wall for the next election and reinforces the Conservatives’ commitment to delivering for the people who put their faith in them in 2019.

The fund will provide MPs with extra support ahead of future elections.  

Members, activists, and supporters will be able to start donating online to the fund from Saturday 3rd October.

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

The Blue Wall Fund is a chance not just for the Party but for all Conservative supporters to play a part in cementing the blue wall as the Conservative government works to deliver on the commitments made to people at the last election.

People put their faith in us in 2019 and this fund will help these seats to deliver positive change for their constituents as part of our work to build a bigger, better and stronger Party in these Labour strongholds.

The Conservative Party is fully committed to building up an even bigger support network for our Party so we can build back better and tackle the long-standing inequalities and unresolved challenges faced by people across the UK.
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)