The Conservative Policy Forum is excited to announce that we are creating a CPF ‘Tomorrow's Champions' panel.
The CPF has always played a key part in those historic periods of renewal when our Party has bounced back from election shocks and reset the debate and policy agenda for its generation.
Bringing together some of the best and the brightest young talent in the Party with strong visibility and credibility in key policy areas, our new Champions will coordinate two-way policy conversations with particular groups around their specific areas of expertise and interest.
The data suggests that policy is the area of the party that is of most interest to the groups we need to reconnect with: the young, those wanting our help with major life-shaping challenges, and other key cohorts of voters.
The CPF has grown significantly in the last year, with the number of constituencies represented by an active CPF group now at over 200 and the number of registered CPF members growing to around 3,500 in the last quarter. Nevertheless we believe the CPF should reach out to offer a deeper conversation with key voter cohorts who aren’t yet members - or even active supporters.
That’s why the CPF Champions will:
- Support the Party's policy development and outreach work
- Build a network of voters on the frontline of their communities
- Liaise with the Chairman of the CPF, George Freeman MP, on policy development with Ministers
- Work with the CPF to support development of CPF policy consultations
- Help with Outreach in support of their relevant outreach work
We are thrilled to announce our first five champions who we intend to be the first of several new appointments:
- Gareth Davies, Social Enterprises
- Mark Davies, Entrepreneurs
- Resham Kotecha, BME women
- Myles Stacey, BME men
- Dolly Theis, LGBT
For further details, see our Champions biography pages. If you know anyone who you would nominate as a Champion for a particular area of policy, please let us know.
Now watch the video to hear them introduce themselves!