Joy Morrissey

CPF Champion for social housing tenants

Joy Morrissey was a Conservative parliamentary candidate in the 2017 General Election and a London Assembly candidate in 2016, representing the Conservative London mayoral candidate in two high profile London housing hustings. She is currently an elected councillor in Ealing.

Her professional background is in film and the performing arts. She worked as an actor & producer in Hollywood and has also undertaken humanitarian work in Albania, Kosova, China and India, helping with refugees, working in orphanages and teaching English. Subsequently, she completed a Masters degree at the London School of Economics, in European Social Policy, where she was also the first postgraduate in 30 years to be elected to the LSE Court of Governors.  She went on to work for Ealing Central MP Angie Bray and then Will Quince MP as a parliamentary staffer.

Joy believes passionately in every person, no matter their background, skills or race, getting a fair deal in society.  That is why she presently works for the Centre for Social Justice.  In 2014, she was elected as a councillor for Hanger Hill ward in Ealing. Building on her past experience, she has been able to work with all communities within the London borough and advocate for their needs, particularly fighting for housing for single parents and the prevention of family homelessness.   She was the first Conservative elected by residents to the Acton Vale Estate Management Committee and has fought for more sheltered accommodation and social housing in Ealing. She has also advocated for Londoners’ mental health rights and was instrumental in saving the Solace Centre, a mental health walk-in facility that the Labour council was intent on closing.  She has worked closely with organisations helping ex-offenders get back into employment, organised highly successful apprenticeship fairs and been deeply committed to the residents of Ealing and Acton.

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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 'Tomorrow's Champions' Panel coordinates two-way policy conversations with particular groups around their specific areas of expertise and interest.

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. 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.

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

For further details, read our Champions' biography pages, below. If you know anyone who you would nominate as a Champion for a particular area of policy, please let us know.

John Moss

CPF Champion for social housing providers
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