Campaigning

Our campaigning experience and healthy number of volunteers makes volunteering with OUCA an easy and enjoyable way to become involved in politics, with campaigning opportunities every week during term time.

In 2015 OUCA campaigned vigorously in Oxford West & Abingdon, helping Nicola Blackwood to win the seat for the Conservatives. Unfortunately, Nicola lost to the Liberal Democrat Layla Moran by a very small margin of 800 votes in the 2017 general election despite the hard work of the Association, but winning back this target seat remains our top campaigning priority. We have maintained a campaigning presence here in 2018 and 2019 too.

Each year members play an active role in the Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council campaigns. OUCA also occasionally fields candidates for local elections, including recent City Council elections in which our then incumbent President George Walker stood.

OUCA campaigns every single Saturday during term time, and members also travel to support the party in by-elections and other areas of strategic interest across the country, such as the 2013 Eastleigh by-election, the 2014 Newark by-election, and the 2016 Witney by-election. Last year, OUCA travelled to Bath, Cambridge, Ely, Sherwood, Abingdon, Witney, and Kidlington to campaign. Our "Away Days" have grown increasingly popular as members realise just how fun and rewarding they can be, and this term we have had the good fortune to campaign in London, Bath, Warwick, and Leamington Spa. 

For more information, please contact our Political Officer.