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What Sparked you into Politics?

What sparked you into politics? For some of us, it’s social; the chance to meet and chat with like-minded people.For others, it’s the adrenaline and teamwork of a campaign.

But for many of us, it’s different.

We get involved in politics because of an idea. A cause. Whether it’s a burning injustice that’s got to be fixed, or an inspirational vision of how to make the world a better place.

Because ideas matter.

They are the raw material of politics. The ore that we mine, to build new societies. New ways of living that are better than before. And they are powerful. An inspiring idea will outlast elections, Parliaments and Prime Ministers. Leap national borders and change entire countries.

The ideas of Adam Smith and Karl Marx still define much of our thought, our debate and our politics today, centuries after they were first written.

So what are today’s world-changing, era-defining ideas? Nobody knows. Yet. But the Conservative Policy Forum is trying to help.

We’re running a competition for the best new policy ideas. We’re down to the final 5, and we’re about to choose the best.

You can find all 5 on our website at and, if you want a say in which is the best, just register to vote. It’s free, and the polls are open now.

So, if you vote - or feel - Conservative and you care, take a look.

The winners will be announced on 7th April 2020.

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