Conservative Policy Forum

The Conservative Policy Forum is the place where Party members have the chance to get their voices heard by the Party's leaders and contribute to the writing of the next manifesto. There are almost 250 CPF groups in the country and we are pleased to say that Hornchurch and Upminster is one of them. CCHQ send out 9 discussion briefs each year and our group debates the 'topic of the month' and then submits its views to the professional team at CCHQ where they are added to the views of other groups, summarised and sent to the relevant Minister for his information and comment. The Ministerial responses are then available to us. We are free to suggest other topics for discussion or send in our views on topics of our own choosing if we decide to have a purely local discussion..

Our Group meets at our Butts Green Road offices, usually at 19:00 on the third Tuesday evening of each month except December. Members are free to come to any meetings that interest them and there is no charge and no need to book though it would be helpful if you would like to come if you email the office so we can send you a copy of the discussion brief before the meeting so you are prepared for the discussion. For dates of upcoming meetings and information about the topics to be discussed, see box.

Members are encouraged to log on to the CPF's own website and sign up as a CPF member because you will then have the opportunity to list your interests. In this way you can help to ensure that topics discussed are relevant. You will then automatically be invited to CPF regional and national discussions that may be of interest to you. You can reach the CPF by selecting this link - http://www.conservativepolicyforum.com/