The CPF gives Members of the Party the opportunity to take part in policy discussions and get their voice heard.
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.
In response to our discussion paper on youth issues, we received submissions from 118 CPF groups representing 144 constituencies and at least 1,449 members across the country, an increase of over 15 per cent compared with our previous discussion. This number included 21.5% students under 25, 6.9% non-students under 25 and 15% aged 25-40.
Posted: January 31, 2018, 2:10 pm
Happy New Year!
Hopefully you will notice some small changes in format to this discussion brief. The purpose of our papers is to stimulate informed discussion around the issues, so we want to hear from you. Let us know what you find useful, what you do not find helpful, and any suggestions you have for how we might improve future briefings.
Posted: January 2, 2018, 10:20 am
Thank you to the members across 136 constituencies who submitted responses to the policy discussion that the CPF held on the cost of living in the spring of this year. This was a broad-ranging and, therefore, difficult paper to discuss, but it was clearly worthwhile and some excellent ideas emerged.
Posted: December 18, 2017, 1:56 pm
Putting Conservative Values and Policy Ideas at the Heart of Government
I wanted to write as CPF Chairman to thank you and all your local CPF Members on the hugely helpful work you’ve been doing over the last year, and to update you on several important developments within the CPF since the Election.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 4:09 pm
The CPF’s National Voluntary Director, Hannah David, was invited to join the Hemel Hempstead CPF group this week. The Group were particularly interested in learning about the new Tomorrow’s Champions initiative and forthcoming discussion programme and a lively Q and A discussion followed Hannah’s presentation.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 4:57 pm
The Conservative Policy Forum is excited to announce that we are creating a CPF ‘Tomorrow's Champions' panel.
The CPF has always played a key part in those historic periods of renewal when our Party has bounced back from election shocks and reset the debate and policy agenda for its generation.
Posted: November 30, 2017, 3:13 pm
The post-election CPF discussion on Conservative values attracted responses from CPF groups representing 133 constituencies and over 1,260 members across the country. A summary was sent to the Chairman of the PM’s Policy Board and his response is expected by the end of the year. Thank you to everyone who was involved!
Posted: November 30, 2017, 10:45 am
On November 4th, the South West Region CPF held a conference with the theme of Brexit and looking forward. Interest was significant: even after increasing the number of places available, they were full to capacity and ended up with a waiting list.
George Freeman, Chair of the PM’s Policy Board, talked about the development of new Conservative Policies. He was visionary and positive and fascinated his audience. They found his positive approach uplifting.
Posted: November 14, 2017, 12:09 pm
Further to what we revealed in the current CPF discussion paper, which considers what the Conservatives should be doing in policy terms to help restore the confidence of younger voters, we are pleased to confirm our plans for CPF national discussion papers in the coming months:
Posted: November 6, 2017, 12:55 pm
Tackling Climate Change - The Hot Debate!
With Expert Witnesses and You the Jury
Which policies do YOU want Government to implement?
Free all-party debate open to the public in the Auditorium, Essex Business School, University of Essex
6-8pm Friday October 27th 2017
Posted: October 18, 2017, 10:14 am