The CPF is a national Party Group that gives members the opportunity to discuss the major policy challenges facing Britain. With almost 250 active groups across the country, a fantastic voluntary team and strong professional support from CCHQ, the CPF has a vital role at the heart of the Conservative Party. With a direct line to the Prime Minister's Policy Board, its members have a real say in the direction our Party is taking.
Modern, effective policy-making is characterised, among other features, by open and evidence-based idea generation that is innovative, flexible and creative. The Conservative Policy Forum is the setting within the Party that enables Members to participate in this process.
The Conservative Policy Forum:
- develops and advances Conservative ideas and policies within the Party and in Government for the benefit of the whole nation;
- creates regular opportunities for all members, regardless of age or location, to discuss the challenges facing the country and to have real influence on Party policy;
- champions Conservative policies locally and nationally so as to support the election of candidates at every level of government who will implement a Conservative policy agenda.
The regular cycle of national CPF discussion papers and additional local policy CPF meetings offer the space for openness and creativity with respect to long-term macro-policy development. Events reported by the news, however, often present short-term opportunities in areas of micro-policy to which it would also be beneficial to create a similar space. In response to this need, the CPF is launching a micro-policy initiative.
Regular meetings are being held, with Phil Rimmer leading the discussion group. If you would like to become involved, please contact the Association office.