"The idea that every child, in every part of the country, should have a fair chance…is not only the most important thing we can do to unleash the UK’s potential, but is at the heart of creating a fair and just society.” (2019 Conservative & Unionist Party Manifesto)
“As Work and Pensions Secretary, my role is to support people throughout their lives, from helping with childcare costs to supporting low income workers, or those who have lost their jobs to get back into work, to providing for those in their retirement and also helping to educate people about the importance of saving for later life.” (Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Thérèse Coffey MP)
To help communities across the country to prosper, we will continue modernising our roads and railways, and improving the everyday services that people rely on to get to work, visit friends and access local services.
During the first wave of Coronavirus our lives were turned upside down, but democratic government continued. and the Conservative Policy Forum asked our members to suggest ways to keep our communities together.
What are you pleased to see contained in the Queen’s Speech? Is there anything that a majority of your group were disappointed to see included? Is there anything else that you would have liked to have seen included? Let us know your views on the Queen’s Speech, including any ideas you might have for the budget. The closing date for this consultation is 1st March. Register as a member to find out where your newarest CPF meeting is happening.
After the 2017 general election, the CPF led a Party-wide consultation into Conservative values. Now, with the election of a new Party Leader and new Prime Minister, we want to give Members the opportunity to reflect again on who we are as a Party and how our values should be reflected in the policies that we seek to champion and implement.
By the end of October, albeit seven months later than originally expected, the UK will have left the European Union, in accordance with the result of the 2016 referendum. Following our recent discussions on Global Britain and Sustaining Democracy, in order that our Party is ready to make the most of the opportunities that this presents, this discussion paper invites you to consider the Post-Brexit Economy.
What should Britain’s role be in the world? How can we maximise our soft power through our aid, trade, and security commitments? How can we make ourselves safer and create more trade in a dangerous world?
“The UK has achieved a great deal and has been at the forefront of developments in equality and disability rights. But we are clear that more needs to be done. We will continuously develop and deliver real and practical improvements to ensure disabled people have the same opportunities for inclusion as people who are not disabled.” (Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, 3 October 2018)
The transforming power of technology is once again, changing our world. Seizing this new technology can be the basis of our nation’s success after Brexit, for the rest of the 21st century. For cutting edge technology, coupled with creative and artistic genius, is the fulcrum upon which our country will be built.
In 2017, the CPF published a discussion paper on the important subject of adult social care. That was interrupted by the snap general election, during which the debate moved on significantly. This paper picks up and widens that discussion.
“Respecting nature’s intrinsic value and making sure we are wise stewards of our natural world is critical if we are to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it. Our Environment Plan sets out how over the next 25 years we will radically reduce the waste that is choking oceans and rivers, cleanse our air of toxic pollutants and create new habitats for our most precious wildlife to thrive.” (Michael Gove)
In 2017 , 2/3 first-time voters (aged 18 or 19) supported Labour. Fewer than 1/5 voted Conservative. The age at which a voter is more likely to have voted Conservative than Labour rose to 47. How can we make the Conservative Party once again the party of young people?
The CPF’s vision is that the United Kingdom be shaped by a Conservative policy agenda. Our mission is to develop and advance Conservative ideas and policies within the Party and in Government for the benefit of the whole nation. This begs a very simple but fundamental question: what Conservative values underpin such an agenda?