Papers

Summary of skills and training discussion

In response to our discussion paper on skills and training, we received submissions from 100 CPF groups representing 115 constituencies and at least 945 members across the country.

Feedback from Downing Street on our Youth Issues discussion

I’m delighted to be able to report and share with you this response from Downing Street to our recent discussion paper on Youth Issues.

As you can see, our improved consultation process and dialogue with Ministers and Departments is paying dividends.

Conservative Conservation

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.

Summary of youth discussion

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.

Cost of living ministerial responses

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.

Conservative values summary

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.

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: