Papers

CPF 2018 Programme

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:

Time for a New Deal for a New Generation?

This CPF discussion paper begins with some salutary facts on the challenge we face with younger voters:

In this year’s general election, two-out-of-three first-time voters (aged 18 or 19) supported Labour;

Fewer than one-in-five voted Conservative;

Cost of living submissions summary

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.

Conservative Values Discussion Paper

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:

Adult Social Care Discussion Paper

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.

Cost of Living Discussion Paper

It is our pleasure to start the new year with the publication of a new discussion paper, on the cost of living.

Letter from CPF Chairman

Dear CPF Members,

It is a privilege to write to you as the new Chairman of the Conservative Policy Forum, and as Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Policy Board.

Communities Secretary consults CPF Groups on housing

Following the CPF’s discussion on housing earlier in the year, a dozen CPF members representing five groups from around the country met this week in Parliament with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid.

Housing paper submissions summary

The first CPF discussion paper since the general election was well received. This explored the topic of housing and responses were submitted by CPF groups representing 119 constituencies and over 790 members across the country.