An important aspect of City Future is to support the Party in attaining election success. In the 2010 General Election, City Future campaigned in over fifteen constituencies. We encouraged members’ involvement in key marginal seats, and were active at GenEVA.

We were also highly active during the Mayoral elections in London and have provided crowd support for key election events such as the campaign and manifesto launches.

Finally a key element of our work has been to support the Party’s fundraising efforts whether by acting as a conduit to donor groups or through direct fundraising events.

As a result of our efforts, our committee alumni have gone on to play important roles in politics, standing for office as PPCs and working in key positions in both policy and political strategy for the Party.

City Future has a long history of producing candidates for General Elections. In 2015, there are four City Future committee alumni who are running for the Conservative Party in the upcoming election. These candidates demonstrate the leadership qualities inherent in our membership base.

Bim Afolami

Bim is the Conservative Party candidate for the seat of Lewisham Deptford. Bim has extensive experience in law having worked both at Freshfields and Simpson Thatcher and Bartlett. Bim is passionate about education, affordable housing and creating quality jobs. If you want to find out more about Bim’s campaign please check out his website at http://www.bimafolami.co.uk/.

Alan Mak

Alan is the Conservative Party candidate for Havant. Originally working in law at Clifford Chance, Alan has built up a wide range of private sector and charitable experience. As the Conservative Party candidate for Havant, Alan believes in the benefits of hard-work, personal freedom and the benefits of strong families and communities. If you want to help out Alan’s campaign please visit his website at http://www.alanmak.org.uk/.

Paul Shea


Paul is the Conservative Party candidate for Belfast West and has a strong background in finance and private enterprise, taking the risk and creating his own company during the 2008 recession in order to providing financing for business across Britain. Paul has a strong belief in creating a dynamic environment for young people to be successful. If you want to help Paul’s campaign you can contact him in paul4belfastwest@gmail.com.

James Symes

James is the Conservative Party candidate for Ealing Southall. James has a long track record working in strategic consulting and banking industries, and set up a successful manufacturing business. James is a chartered accountant and understands the importance of balancing the government’s books and is a passionate supporter of businesses across Britain. If you want to find out more about James please visit his website at http://www.jamessymes.org.uk/.