Conservative policy forum
What is the CPF?
The CPF gives Members of the Party the opportunity to take part in policy discussions and get their voice heard.
What does CPF do?
The CPF is a national Party Group that gives Members the opportunity to discuss the major policy challenges facing Britain. The CPF is chaired by Oliver Letwin, Minister for Government Policy. CPF groups are active in Constituencies in every Region and Area.
We want to give our members the chance to have a say in the writing of the next manifesto. To this end, we produce nine discussion briefs a year on a number of subjects from ‘Natural Resources’ to ‘Where will growth come from’. Local groups then meet to discuss these topics, and send their response back to Central Office, where the professional team write a summary of the responses received. This is then sent to the relevant Minister for consideration, who responds in due course.
In addition to this we engage with our members though national events, such as the CPF Winter Conference, and our various regional events, which give our members the chance to come together and discuss policy.
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Latest in policy
The first CPF discussion paper of 2017 explored the cost of living and responses were submitted by CPF groups representing 136 constituencies and at least 1,123 members across the country. A summary was sent to the Chairman of the PM’s Policy Board but then the General Election was announced. His response will now be published after the summer recess.
Posted: August 1, 2017, 11:48 am
Last year, Lord Feldman’s Conservative Party Review found, “A general theme was that the Party does not tend to talk enough about values or use these to encourage membership.” This paper is a direct response to this feedback and a part of all that is now going on following the General Election:
Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:03 am
Firstly, on behalf of the CPF Board, we want to thank all our Members again for all of their hard work during the Election campaign. Overseen by Christopher Fraser, as our Vice-Chairman at the time, the CPF mobilised volunteers in over 221 key seats – a great achievement. Thank you also for your patience as we plan the next few months running up to our Conference activities and future policy work.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 9:06 pm
The Prime Minister has announced that an election will be held on 8 June and Parliament has taken the necessary steps in Parliament to ensure that this can happen.
We need an election now because it will strengthen the Prime Minister’s negotiating hand in Europe and because it is the only way to ensure our country has strong leadership, certainty and stability – not just up to the point at which we leave the European Union but beyond it too.
Posted: April 23, 2017, 5:56 pm
The CPF was delighted to be invited to speak at the Barking Association CPF dinner this week. Attendees at the event included both old and new members as well as our new youngest members (aged 6 and 3)!
Posted: April 7, 2017, 2:32 pm
Members of the following Conservative Associations
Boston and Skegness
Grantham and Stamford
Louth and Horncastle
Sleaford and North Hykeham
South Holland and The Deepings
are invited to the
Posted: April 6, 2017, 9:23 am
As we face further calls from the Scottish Nationalist Party for yet another divisive independence referendum, the Secretary of State for International Trade, the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP has called for a "Families for the Union" movement to help unleash an emotional argument in defence of our historic union.
Posted: March 24, 2017, 1:46 pm
Adult social care is clearly a very timely issue for the CPF to consider: it has been featured several times in the news recently and the subject seemed to be at the top of councillors’ agenda at a recent conference organised by the Conservative Councillors Association.
Posted: March 1, 2017, 12:30 pm
The CPF was delighted to attend the Conservative Councillors’ Association Conference last weekend in Scunthorpe.
We were delighted to see such interest from councillors in the work that the CPF does and our forthcoming discussion programme. The enthusiasm amongst the attendees at both the CPF stand and in the workshops was clearly evident and the CPF looks forward to seeing more elected members attending CPF discussions throughout the country.
Posted: February 28, 2017, 11:57 am
"Invaluable" input on Housing White Paper
Posted: February 10, 2017, 4:58 pm