This CPF discussion paper continues our series of papers that encourage members to reflect on policies of particular concern to voters under 40, with whom last year’s general election showed we have a distinctive challenge.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.