About Blue Beyond

Blue Beyond is a grass-roots initiative that was born out of the frustration felt by many Young Conservatives based outside of London. Feeling ignored by the party youth wing and priced out of events taking place hundreds of miles from where they live, hundreds of activists - be it from Aldershot to Aberavon or from Armagh to Aberdeen - many have come together to work for a brighter future for the youth wing. 

Blue Beyond's aims are very simple: it seeks to push the youth wing to be less London-centric, to promote greater engagement with youth activists in policy making and to give all activists equal access to the party - not just those who happen to work in SW1A or can swing by to CCHQ regularly. For the party to be relevant and get the youth vote, it must come to you - the young voters - with policies to vote for and a youth wing that really is inclusive.

 

Join us and help leverage the amazing talent in the youth wing, both inside and outside the halls of Westminster.

Meet the Team

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Director

Current Executive

Operations Lead

NICOLE RICHER

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Events Lead

BHAV POPAT

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Strategy Lead 

DEANNA HALLET 

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Parliamentary Liaison Lead

RYAN BALDRY

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Comms Lead

MATT EADES

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Blue Blog Editor

MADELEINE MURPHY

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Senior Analyst - Scotland

AMBER DUNBAR

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PM - Mental Health

NATASHA TSITSI

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PM - Housing

SHRADHA BADIANI

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Student Liaison Lead

OLIVIA LEVER

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Regional Coordinator

MATT LOMAX

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Branch and Association Liaison

HANNAN SARWAR

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Treasury and Donations Lead

ORHAN AHMED

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Past Executive

Blue Beyond would also like to thank any and all individuals who have been part of our journey - thank you!

Recruitment and Membership

LEWIS FRISBY

Project Manager

JOSH BRUCE

About Blue Beyonders

Where are our activists from?

  • 91% of the party activists live in constituencies that are outside of London

  • 54% of our members are the first in their family to go to university

  • 26% received or are currently receiving Free School Meals

  • 1 in 5 are not in a YC branch due to there not being one in their area

How old are our activists?

  • 32.3% of our activists are under 18 years old

  • 30.6% of our activists are 19-21 years old

What policies matter most to them?

  • They think that housing will engage their peers the most (74% of respondents said this).

  • The five most popular policies, if our activists could make one change tomorrow are; Cutting Corporation tax, more affordable housing and new garden cities, abolishing or reducing stamp duty, more apprenticeships and the expansion of grammar schools.

  • Other policies that were mentioned included; a German-style medtech revolution, turning tuition fees into a grad tax, capping student rent and mental health reform.

 

How do the Blue Beyonders define themselves?

  1. Socially liberal, economically conservative 24%

  2. Socially centrist, economically conservative 24%

  3. Socially liberal, economically centrist 18%

  4. Socially centrist, economically liberal 14%

  5. Socially liberal, economically liberal 12%

What are our members favourite Conservative Policy since 2017? Top 20:

  1. Clearing the deficit

  2. Tax cuts on lowest earners + lowest earners entirely tax free

  3. Highest employment ever

  4. Scrapping stamp duty for first time buyers

  5. LGBT relationships education

  6. FGM legislation

  7. Upskirting ban

  8. Decarbonisation and the coal free week

  9. Academies and free schools

  10. Banning Hizbollah and other terrorist groups/individuals

  11. Ivory Trade Ban

  12. Lowering Corporation Tax

  13. Animal welfare reforms

  14. Phonics in schools to boost literacy

  15. Help to Buy

  16. Share to Buy

  17. T Levels

  18. Fixed Odds Betting reforms

  19. Lowering corporation tax

  20. Highest NHS and education funding

06/05/19  Blue Beyond New Joiners Survey