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Dr Spencer Pitfield is the National Voluntary Director of the Conservative Policy Forum (CPF).Follow @
More important than Labour’s woes was that voters felt their jobs, employment rights, and pensions were safer in our hands.
The days are long gone when union leaders could do a good job for their members, while funding and influencing a political party.
Sadly, it was not uncommon to see people arrive in court who had stolen in order to get the food that they and their family needed to survive.
Spencer Pitfield: Stop complaining about industrial action and start recognising the good that trade unions do
Moderate and forward-looking trade unions aspire to the very same things that we aspire to.
Many hard-working Britons are in search of structured and formalised Conservative support in their workplace
The left-wing cliques at the top of the federated ‘super-unions’ are not representative either of workers or the best traditions of their movement.
The Prime Minister’s recent speech on life chances focused on more support for children and families.
Our mission to achieve a property owning democracy continues.
To really understand what trade unions are about, we need to look beyond the caricature.
The CPF tapped into our members’ enthusiasm for grass roots policy discussion, and many of the results are now in the Government programme.
Electoral polarisation has meant one party states in some towns and cities
Spencer Pitfield: A UK Bill of Rights – the CPF’s first policy success in advance of the 2015 manifesto
Our discussion paper ‘A Magna Carta for 2015’ received a tremendous response from in excess of 200 CPF groups nationwide in July 2013.
On Help to Work, Right to Buy, childcare, broadband, marriage – and much else – we are making a difference.
Three and a half years since its relaunch, the CPF has gone from strength to strength.