The Conservative Friends of the Philippines provides the Filipino community in the UK a platform with which to express their values of hard work and strong familial ties, in support of the Conservative Party in the UK.
According to the 2010/11 UK census there are 132,697 Filipinos in England, 4,384 in Scotland, 5,808 in Wales, and 2,900 in Northern Ireland. Ireland’s Central Statistics Office has an estimate of around 9,500 Philippine Nationals in Ireland.
Outside London, Filipinos are again the largest Southeast Asian group and are distributed in various regions of England as follows: Southeast (24,471), East (14,786), West Midlands (8,771), Southwest (8,593), Northwest (8,169), Yorkshire & Humber (6,584), East Midlands (5,427), and Northeast (3,680). Source: Philippine Embassy, London
For a community of this size, and with their growing presence as another major contributor in British society and its political landscape, British-Filipinos are eager to prove themselves mature and capable enough as a politically active group to contribute towards the common good.
The Conservative Friends of the Philippines is an organization that seeks to bridge the Filipino community in the U.K. and the Conservative Party, for and with the help of British-Filipino citizens working together to further elevate the way of life in the U.K. for all.
Founded and led by Cllr Cynthia Barker (Hertsmere Borough Council and Elstree & Borehamwood Town Council), the group invites like-minded individuals to join the cause.