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
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
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
Posted: November 14, 2017, 12:09 pm
Posted: November 6, 2017, 12:55 pm
The CPF held and participated in several events at this year’s Party Conference:
The National Convention (Sunday)
The Chairman of the CPF and Chair of the Prime Minister’s Policy Board, George Freeman MP, spoke to members about Conservative renewal and where the work of the CPF fits in. He highlighted the impressive increase in the CPF’s membership and announced the new ‘CPF: Tomorrow’s Champions’ scheme.
Posted: October 31, 2017, 3:20 pm
Posted: October 20, 2017, 3:02 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
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