Digital Age Discussion Paper

We hope that you had a good summer and that you have seen the encouraging formal responses that we received to our discussions on the environment, on skills & training and on Conservatives values. We are now processing your submissions to our health and social care paper and are pleased to publish this new discussion paper on the challenge and opportunities of the digital age.

As always, discussions will be more greatly informed if groups are able to include members from different age groups. If your CPF Group does not usually include many members aged under 40, then we would encourage you to use this opportunity to reach out to younger voters in your constituency.

Please advertise the CPF paper on your Facebook and Twitter pages and encourage participation of non-members as well. It would be great if you could post a photo online of your meeting too. Let people know that you are interested in them and want to understand their perspective.

We want to ensure that as many associations and as many members are able to engage in this vital and wide-ranging discussion. The closing date for this brief is therefore 31 October.

Please send your responses to the paper, via, using the associated response form published alongside this paper in the News section of the CPF website.

A summary of responses to this paper will be sent to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP; CPF Chairman, George Freeman MP; Conservative Vice-Chairman for Policy, Chris Skidmore MP; and the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit within a month of the closing date for submissions.

The next paper will be on Disability and Inclusion and will be published at the start of November. Thank you. We look forward to hearing your ideas on this important topic.

The "short version" below excludes graphics and background material, for those who prefer only the core discussion material.


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Discussion paper (pdf) 602.38 KB
Discussion paper (Word) 1.3 MB
Discussion paper-short version (pdf) 371.9 KB
Discussion paper-short version (Word) 83.11 KB
Digital discussion response form 68.18 KB
Digital discussion powerpoint presentation 623.39 KB