Conservative Policy Forum



CPF stands alongside the social calendar as one of the main benefits of being a party member - most Tories love to talk politics. Our meetings are informal, with an optional meal beforehand and a limit on numbers to allow proper discussion. Recent topics have included Immigration, Europe, Schools and Higher Education.  Most of the meetings discuss briefings produced by CCHQ, but we don't let that get in the way of saying what we really think! It's not unusual for people's opinions to change after a CPF, or for some new insight to be provided by a member with an area of expertise.

There are currently active groups in Wadhurst and Mayfield, and now in Crowborough - members and supporters from across the constituency are welcome to attend. The Association is keen to see other groups established, especially in the south including Hailsham, Uckfield and surrounding area. If you're interested in setting up or attending a CPF group please contact the Office.

For further details about the CPF and to download briefing papers, please visit

To ensure that you do not miss out on any national CPF news, in addition to contacting your local association, please register your interest via our Join form.


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Wealden response on Europe 501.22 KB
Wealden response on Immigration 501.16 KB
Wealden response on higher education 523 KB
housing_and_planning_notes_from_meeting.doc 502.5 KB
wcca_reponse_on_policing.doc 502.5 KB
BRIEFING - Training & Skills 859.95 KB
RESPONSE on Training & Skills 71.63 KB


CPF 2020

Happy New Year. I hope you have recovered from the work that you did over the General Election and feel rested for 2020 when we have an exciting programme for the year.


The Conservative Policy Forum's consultation programme this year begins with a discussion paper that invites you to let us know your views on the Queen’s Speech, including any ideas you might have for the budget. The closing date for this consultation is 1st March.


Britain's World Role - a CPF paper

What should Britain’s role be in the world? How can we maximise our soft power through our aid, trade, and security commitments? How can we make ourselves safer and create more trade in a dangerous world?

The first CPF policy discussion paper of 2019 is looking at Global Britain.


Feedback has been issued from the Downing Street policy unit on the CPF Skills & Training and Environment discussion

Here is the formal response from No. 10 to the various discussion papers produced by CPF groups around the country, including Wealden:


In response to our discussion on the environment, Conservative Policy Forum received submissions from 94 CPF groups, representing 109 constituencies and at least 838 members across the country.