Wiltshire comprises the five Parliamentary constituencies of Chippenham, Devizes, North Wiltshire, Salisbury and South West Wiltshire.
Each constituency has an active Conservative Association which provides the infrastructure to fight election campaigns. However, election campaigns cost money so there is also a dedicated group of people who put on fundraising events throughout their constituencies ranging from local community lunches to high-ticket events with Ministers and Secretaries of State as guest speakers. Some Associations have Patrons Clubs that meet with interesting speakers in exclusive venues.
Wiltshire Conservatives Group
Two Conservative Associations of Salisbury and South West Wiltshire form the Wiltshire Conservatives Group to share office space and campaigning support to better serve their members. The Wiltshire Conservatives Group office is situated in Salisbury.
The Wiltshire Unitary Council was created in 2009 from the County Council and Salisbury, West Wiltshire, North Wiltshire and Kennett district councils.
In 2009, 2013 and 2017 it returned Conservative administrations with Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE as the Leader of the Council. On the 9th July 2019, Cllr Philip Whitehead became the new leader of Wiltshire Council.
The Council has full responsibility for all local government in the County but has devolved decision-making on local projects to Area Boards. These comprise Wiltshire Councillors, town and parish councillors plus other stakeholders to ensure that local good causes are supported.
City and Town Councils
Including Salisbury City Council, these town councils act as advisory bodies but also play an important role in many aspects of local life that are taken for granted. For example the administration of parks and promoting tourism.