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10:30am – 10:45am: Introduction: Message, Manifesto, MachinePaul Goodman (Editor, ConservativeHome) and Robert Halfon (MP for Harlow).

10:45am – 11:30am: Keynote speech: George Osborne (Chancellor of the Exchequer).

11:30am – 12:30pm: Panel: Message: what should the Conservative message be? Peter Franklin (ConservativeHome), Tim Montgomerie (The Times), Nusrat Ghani (Conservative Parliamentary candidate, Wealden), Matthew Elliott (Business for Britain).

12:30pm -13:30pm: Lunch.

13.30pm – 14.00pm: Polling and Q & A presentation with Lord Ashcroft.

14:00pm – 14.45pm: Manifesto: What will the next Conservative manifesto look like? Discussion with Lottie Dexter (Million Jobs Campaign), Isabel Hardman (The Spectator), Mark Littlewood (Institute of Economic Affairs), Dominic Raab MP (Esher and Walton).

15:00pm – 15:45pm: Workshops: Homes, Jobs, Savings – and Growth.

Workshop 1): Do the Conservatives risk curbing growth by cutting immigration? Speakers: Sunder Katwala (British Future) Alp Memet (Migration Watch)

Workshop 2): What spending and tax cuts are needed to boost growth? Speakers: Simon Richards (Freedom Association) and Matthew Sinclair (Europe Economics).

15.45pm – 16.30pm: Workshops run again – audience switch over.

4.30 – 4.45pm Tea

4:45 – 5:25pm Machine: Is the age of mass Party membership over? Discussion with Douglas Carswell MP (Harwich), Benedict McAleenan (Edelman, former agent in Welwyn Hatfield) and Dr Tim Bale (Queen Mary’s College and author of “The Conservative Party from Thatcher to Cameron”).

5.30 – 6.30 Debate chaired by Iain Dale: How should the Conservatives deal with UKIP? Debate with Mark Reckless MP (Rochester and Strood), Ryan Shorthouse (Bright Blue), Iain Martin (Daily Telegraph) and Dr Matthew Goodwin (co-author: “Revolt on the Right”)

6.30 pm: Close: Mark Wallace (Executive Editor, ConservativeHome).


The venue for the conference is in central London. As was the case last year, details will be e-mailed the day before it takes place (i.e: this Friday, May 23rd).

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