What is the CPF?
The Conservative Policy Forum 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.
Over the course of the last Parliament the CPF 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.
The CPF gives all of our members the chance to have a real say in the direction our Party, and the government are going.
Our first CPF debate took place on 22nd February 2017 in which 21 members and supporters came together to discuss the Cost of Living and ways in which the Government should/could help to reduce the costs or limit their increase. There were some varied views in what was an enjoyable event.
You can view/download a copy of the response which was sent to the Government here.
– Please note that CPF Discussion Briefs exist to stimulate debate. They do not represent the views of the Conservative Party.
The next forum is set to take place in mid-late April 2017, in which members and supporters will have the chance to discuss Adult Social Care (details below). This CPF event is open to members and supporters from across the three Medway Constituencies.
Our Next Topic: Adult Social Care
Date: 22nd April 2017
Time: 12:30 for 13:00 start
Location: Wainscott Memorial Hall, Holly Road, Wainscott, Rochester, ME2 4LG
– Adult Social Care – Briefing Document
– Adult Social Care – Powerpoint Slides
– Adult Social Care – Medway Council’s Local Plan Brief (additional reading)
– Adult Social Care – The “Workbook” (The questions needing answers)
What do you discuss?
Other than issues requested by the Government, groups can choose to hold meetings to discuss legislation currently being considered by Parliament, specific local concerns or a current Government consultation. We then report our conclusions to the local MP and/or other local elected representatives for a response or consideration for policy.
Who can join?
Our CPF is open to all members of the Conservative Party in Medway. Non-members are welcome attend our meetings, however we ask that they are supporters of the Party and/or they are known by a member of the Party in any of the three Medway constituencies. if you are not a member but would like to join the Conservatives then you can join us online.
Registration is open now!