I hope this work, which entails listening to party members, communities and businesses, will help to shape the future thinking of the Party.
We must turn our departure into a spur for bold domestic reform, not allow it to become this generation’s Black Wednesday.
An inspiring policy vision and more democratic decision-making can help the Tories rebuild their campaigning machine.
A recent Conservative conference for the area found eagerness to discuss radical policies and to embrace innovative campaigning techniques. An encouraging sign for the local elections.
In the short-term, throwing everything at target seats makes sense. Over the longer, it is a recipe for weak outreach, social media failure and falling membership.
The proposals also include making a youth movement only optional, not a requirement, for the Party.
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
That’s the head of the Downing Street Policy Unit, the Chair of May’s Policy Board, the most important Minister you’ve never heard of…and our former columnist.
Applications are invited for the role.
The CPF tapped into our members’ enthusiasm for grass roots policy discussion, and many of the results are now in the Government programme.