I’m Julian Ellacott, and I’m a Conservative campaigner and volunteer.

I have been active within the Party for over 20 years, and served as an officer and chairman at Branch, Association, Area and Regional levels. 

In the past I have also served as a councillor, including a variety of cabinet roles, and outside politics I have spent time volunteering for a range of charities and public bodies.

For more information on the various roles I have held both within and outside the Party, take a look at the About Me page.

In July 2023 I was elected as one of the Vice Presidents of the National Convention, to serve on the Party’s Board, where I am keen to use my energy and experience.

Our overriding priority must be to win the next General Election, and everything we do between now and then must support that goal.

Below I list out the four key areas on which I will focus as a Vice President.

Supporting our Associations - our democratic foundation

  • Actively help to complete vesting tasks – giving us maximum time to focus on campaigning
  • Support those Associations who wish to work with each other
  • Provide support for local fundraising

Focussing on 80/20 and other key seats

  • Select candidates as early as possible
  • Fight the May 2024 elections hard – a key stepping stone to the General Election
  • Undertake a nationwide volunteer recruitment campaign

Investing in our tools and training

  • Make Votesource easier to use for activists on the ground
  • Extend our training offer to include best practice from Associations
  • Explore new tools to save Associations time and money

Keeping our volunteers informed and involved

  • Streamline communications with Association Officers
  • Encourage and utilising volunteers with specialist skills
  • Provide more interactions with CCHQ staff, eg strategy briefings

Julian has smashed it out of the park

Following Peter Booth as regional chairman in the South West was always going to be a tough act to follow. But Julian has smashed it out the park and dare I say built on successes to grow the region. The South West Regional conference is a show case regional

He leads by example

Julian has a strong track record of campaigning and organisation, spanning two different regions. He leads by example, travelling across the south West and beyond to campaign week in, week out. With this grounding in the voluntary party he will be a strong advocate of our interests at the Board.

A great campaigner as well as brilliant organiser

I have worked alongside Julian for many years and have seen first hand what a great campaigner as well as brilliant organiser and fund raiser he is. Julian has a deep understanding of all aspects of the voluntary party and I have no hesitation in supporting him to be


Julian Ellacott

An effective voice for our Voluntary Party.

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