Tiz Baskerville


     

"She is an enthusiastic and inspiring leader, with the ability to organise teams large and small." The Rt Hon Baroness Shephard of Northwold, Former Chairman of the Association of Conservative Peers

Tiz has been a voluntary member of the Conservative Party nearly all her life. She started with the YCs in Brentwood, following helping her sister's successful campaign to get elected to Brentwood Council!

Having moved to Norfolk, Tiz soon became involved with the local SW Norfolk Association, becoming a Branch chairman. Later, having climbed the Association ladder, Tiz became Association Chairman to Rt Hon Gillian Shephard, which was an incredible honour for Tiz - and a steep learning curve.

"She listens to the concerns of party members and very firmly makes sure that our party leaders and those in CCHQ hear and take action." Vicky Ford MP

Having completed her term, Tiz then joined the newly formed Norfolk & Suffolk Area Team, and soon became responsible for the Campaign Support activities within the Area - hence her enduring passion for canvassing and the need for targeting.

During her term as Area Chairman, Tiz had the daunting task of chairing all the boundary meetings connected with the creation of a new constituency in Norfolk and the resulting candidate selection procedure. Challenging but rewarding.

"Tiz is quite simply an inspiration to everyone who knows her. She's a great listener, a fantastic mediator and a wonderful campaigner who has that unique ability to make everyone feel better about themselves." Iain Dale - Publisher and Broadcaster

Tiz then joined the Eastern Region team and was invited to join the newly formed Association Finance Board. After three years as a Deputy Chairman, Tiz then became Chairman of Eastern Region. The 2010 General Election saw the Region gain eleven out of twelve of its target seats. This was a wonderful outcome and a result of incredible teamwork across the patch - just such a shame that the twelfth seat, Luton South, just missed out.

During this time Tiz also served the CWO in the Region and nationally. She was CWO Chairman for SW Norfolk and then did six years as the Regional CWO Chairman, always supporting the superb candidate training that the CWO undertake nationally.

"She is a fantastic motivator and has encouraged many people to support and work for the Party as well as always being prepared to lead from the front." Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP

Firmly believing in our great Party, and its future, Tiz was delighted when asked to become Patron of the newly formed Conservative Foundation, which is a cause close to her heart.

Then in both 2014 and 2015, Tiz was elected to the Party Board as a Vice President of the National Convention.

Politics is all about people and, as candidates have to secure their vote, Tiz has thoroughly enjoyed working with the Candidates Committee, interviewing for PPCs, MEPs and PCC candidates.

The Party is very fortunate to have superb professionals guiding the volunteers and Tiz will always be immensely grateful to those professionals whom she has had the pleasure to work with.

With a firm eye on the crucial Target Seats campaign for the next General Election, Tiz continues to commit huge amounts of time to campaigning wherever it is most required.