Members of Canterbury Conservative Association welcomed a new chairman at their annual meeting on Friday.
Mary Streater succeeds outgoing chairman Neil Baker, who has held the role for three years. She has previously been a deputy chairman of the Association, with responsibility for political and campaigning activities.
At the meeting, Association president John Gilbey paid tribute to the work done by Mr Baker in his three years as chairman, praising his political acumen, financial understanding and leadership, before congratulating Mrs Streater.
She said: "I am delighted and honoured to be chosen as chairman and I am looking forward to working with the new management team and building on the great work done by Neil, who will be a hard act to follow."
Mr Baker now becomes deputy chairman political, with Kent County Council member Graham Gibbens taking over as deputy chairman membership. The other officers elected were Joe Egerton, Jackie Perkins and Shabana Raman.
Sir Julian Brazier also spoke at the meeting, and began by paying tribute to Mr Baker's chairmanship.
He said: "It has been an exciting and challenging three years with a General Election, local elections at the same time and the EU referendum and again and again Neil has shown strong leadership."
Sir Julian then went on to speak about some of the issues he was working on, including lobbying for a new medical school to be based at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital.