Conservative Councillors' Association Conference 2017

The CPF was delighted to attend the Conservative Councillors’ Association Conference last weekend in Scunthorpe.

We were delighted to see such interest from councillors in the work that the CPF does and our forthcoming discussion programme. The enthusiasm amongst the attendees at both the CPF stand and in the workshops was clearly evident and the CPF looks forward to seeing more elected members attending CPF discussions throughout the country.

Like last year, the CPF workshop was one of the most well attended at the conference. The theme of this year's workshop was Enlightened Local Leadership. The workshop looked at best practice in joining up services to generate revenue and make efficiencies in Local Authorities.

The CPF Voluntary Director, Hannah David, chaired a panel with three excellent speakers – Marcus Jones MP, the MP for Nuneaton and surrounding villages; Cllr Mark Hawthorne MBE, the Leader of Gloucestershire County Council and Dan Humphreys, the Leader of Worthing Borough Council. Following a speech from each panellist a lively discussion took place with many “best practice” examples being given for the audience to take away. The CPF would like to thank all the speakers for making the workshops such interesting and thought-provoking events.

The CPF was delighted to be part of the conference that welcomed (amongst the excellent speaker line up) the Prime Minister, Theresa May, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid, Gavin Barwell MP, Andrew Percy MP and the Party chairman, Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP.

The CPF would like to thank all the organisers for an excellent conference.