The Domino Effect
Very few sixteen year old join a party, very few sixteen year old’s are interested in politics, but that can change. If you can get the support of someone who is only 16 and then manage to keep that support until the age of 30 then that person is clearly more than likely to stay and remain a loyal supporter. We forget how important the Conservative Future is. We also forget how important the two years between the age of joining a party and the age of voting are.
David Cameron has millions of ‘virgin voters’: voters who have never known what it is like the fill out a ballot sheet or wait outside a local church hall or school. These are the voters who Cameron must get! Why? Simply because they are the voters who can change the pattern, the pattern which means so many adults today refuse to vote blue because their parents voted red or didn’t vote at all.
The Conservative Future is in the unique position of being able to get rid of the idea that the Tory party is just for ‘oldies’ and get the young ones interested as well. Using the fantastic new regional infrastructure that is being implemented we can work hard to ensure that every secondary school in the country has at least one active Tory, that every Sixth Form should have at least one Tory who spends his or her Saturdays pushing leaflets through doors and building up their local branch.
If we can just get one Tory then they can get one more, it’s the domino effect: push one and the rest will fall.