SE Region Policy Conference

Just under 200 members and panelists attended the SE region policy conference on Saturday 18th May at the Hilton in Gatwick Airport.

Post-Brexit Economy Discussion Paper

By the end of October, albeit seven months later than originally expected, the UK will have left the European Union, in accordance with the result of the 2016 referendum. Following our recent discussions on Global Britain and Sustaining Democracy, in order that our Party is ready to make the most of the opportunities that this presents, this discussion paper invites you to consider the Post-Brexit Economy.

Feedback on Disability and Inclusion discussion

Thank you for the CPF’s Paper 5/2018: Disability & Inclusion, and for helping organise the roundtable with members to further discuss the paper. Both the paper and the roundtable provided interesting insights and I would like to thank everyone that contributed for the thought-provoking ideas that have arisen through CPF’s work.

Summary of Global Britain discussion

In response to the CPF discussion on Global Britain, we received submissions from 137 CPF groups, representing 165 constituencies plus five Conservatives Abroad groups and at least 1232 members. This represents the highest response rate since the CPF relaunched after the 2015 general election. In addition, over 3,500 Party members participated in an online poll based on question seven.

CPF roundtable at No.10 on employment and lifelong learning

Following the CPF's discussions on disability & inclusion and on the digital age, representatives from 15 CPF groups across the country yesterday joined the CPF Manager, Dr John Hayward, and CPF Voluntary Director, Flick Drummond, to participate in a roundtable discussion at 10 Downing Street to consider questions around employment and lifelong learning.

CPF at National Conservative Convention

CPF joined with the Conservative Women’s Organisation (CWO) at the National Convention Spring Forum to launch their joint working programme and celebrate 100 years of CWO.

Feedback on Digital Age discussion

Thank you to you and the broader CPF network for sharing their perspectives. As you know, the Government is making a number of investments in Digital through the Industrial Strategy as well as actions across many other departments. We are also looking at the risk of harm from the Internet, and the potential actions to prevent or mitigate these.

Sustaining Democracy Discussion Paper

How can we strengthen the Union, ensuring that the government serves people in every part of the UK? How can we encourage more people, especially young people, to participate in our democracy? Our second policy discussion of 2019 encourages us to reflect on Sustaining Our Democracy.

Summary of Disability & Inclusion Discussion

In response to our discussion on disability and inclusion, we received submissions from 89 CPF groups representing 106 constituencies and at least 664 members across the country. Of these, 1-in-8 were non-members, while about 1-in-5 were aged under-40.