Founders

Richard CherryRichard Cherry

 

Richard joined the Conservative Party in 1984, on returning from four years working in the United States. He maintained his interest and involvement in politics, as an active member of the Conservative Party. He even found some time in the late 1980s to stand as a district council candidate. Lucky for him, at the time, he failed to get elected. That honour had to wait until 2015, when he was elected to both his local Town and District Council.

 


Ian CollardIan Collard

 

Ian joined the Conservatives in 1997, in the aftermath of the election defeat that year.  He managed his first campaign at the local council elections in 2003, where the Conservatives gained control of Stafford Borough Council for the first time since it was created, some 30 years earlier.  Further local election successes followed and in the 2010 General Election he directed a campaign that took a seat from Labour, achieving a 14% swing in the process.  Since leaving the Conservative Party, he has not joined any other political party and remains one of the millions of ‘politically homeless’.

 


Adam SykesAdam Sykes

 

Adam joined the Conservatives in 2005, just in time to back David Cameron and the 'modernisation' of the party.  He first stood as a local councillor, on the Wirral, unsuccessfully, in 2010, but the following year he was elected and held his seat till 2019 when he stepped down.  In his time with the party, he has held many positions including Constituency Chairman and has led election campaigns at both the council and parliamentary level.  He has now left the Conservative Party after fourteen years and is now the movement46 chairman.