At the start of June, Steve Baker MP and David Campbell-Bannerman MEP launched Conservatives for Britain – a campaigning organisation to demand a fundamental and successful renegotiation of Britain’s EU membership, and failing that to campaign for a No vote in the forthcoming referendum.
On the news of that launch, I’m told Baker’s office was “inundated with support” – ConservativeHome (which has long supported Brexit) certainly received numerous messages from grassroots Conservatives who wanted to get involved, too. Well, now all those people can indeed do so: the CfB website has just launched, and features a sign up page for people to register.
Now starts the process of building a mass membership machine across the country – the organisation has a desk officer co-ordinating its work as well as the support of the wider For Britain group, and Baker hopes to be able to announce a large number of registered supporters by the time of the Conservative Party conference.
In a few weeks’ time CfB will also begin to announce the senior parliamentary figures backing it, as well.
Personally, I will be campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union when the referendum comes. I have signed up as a supporter of the organisation – I’m sure that plenty of you will, too.