The Conservative Policy Forum (CPF) is a national Party Group, chaired by the Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, the Minister for Government Policy, which gives members the opportunity to discuss the major policy challenges facing Britain. With active groups in every region the CPF is a fantastic way for Members of the Party to have their voices heard on some of the most important issues facing our country.
Over the course of the last Parliament we published over 30 discussion briefs and collected over 19,000 opinions from members and supporters in nearly 250 different groups – all of which were summarised and sent to Conservative members of Cabinet. These, in turn, all received a ministerial response. Complementing this has been the work of our sectoral groups which are made up of, and chaired by, experts in their field. Each of these groups examined a range of policies within their remit, giving the Party direct insight into the views of their sector. In addition to this, we engage with our members through various regional and national events, such as the CPF Winter Conference.
Through this work we very successfully fulfilled our remit of helping the Party not only identify the problems we will face during the next Parliament, but also crucially how we can address them to secure a better future for Britain and for hardworking taxpayers. We are looking forward to restarting the CPF discussion programme in spring 2016. Our aim is to create a truly national Forum, accessible to all regardless of age or location that has real influence on Party policy. In the meantime, we anticipate that CPF groups will continue to meet informally to discuss local issues and that members will actively participate in campaigning in their constituencies.
Our last discussion paper was published in May 2014. We restarted the CPF discussion programme in March 2016.
I will organise local infomal gatherings to discuss the CPF topics, but I want to garner as many contributions as possible so you can contribute using our website. You will need to register and log in to use the online submission pages. You can register by entering your email address in to one of the Register boxes.
Our first discussion topic is Housing and you can give us your views and ideas by clicking on the topic link. Although you can submit ideas about any of the topics, it's preferable to use the latest one to ensure I can include your submissions in time.
Please email me at [email protected] if you would like me to add you to our lists so I can send you details about policy papers and meetings.
Wellingborough Conservatives Policy Forum
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