Conservative Policy Forum (CPF)



Save the Date:                                           

CPF Annual Dinner 2020

  • Friday, 21st February
  • Bourn Golf and Country Club
  • Speaker yet to be announced

Our National Chairman is John Penrose, MP for Weston-super-Mare.  A successful businessman before he entered politics, John has held a variety of posts in Parliament, including PPS to former CPF Chairman Oliver Letwin, Shadow Business Minister, Tourism & Heritage Minister, Government Whip Constitution Minister and Theresa May’s Anti-Corruption Champion. 


CPF in South Cambs:

The Conservative Political Forum is a discussion group which receives briefing papers from Central Office on key policy issues together with guidance on areas for discussion and comment.  Recent subjects have included:

  • Input for the Party’s Manifesto
  • The Post Brexit Economy
  • Sustaining Our Democracy
  • Disability and Inclusion
  • Global Britain
  • The Digital Age
  • Environment and Climate Change


NB  The next discussion/briefing document is on hold until after the General Election.


2019 CPF for South Cambs Annual Dinner – we had the pleasure of Mr George Freeman as our Speaker at the 2019 Annual Dinner; he was indeed entertaining, lively and thought provoking – a superb evening.   Mr Freeman is now Minister of State at the Department for Transport with a portfolio to drive UK Transport Tech and Innovation into the 21st Century.  He had been the CPF National Chairman.


Also in 2019 we held our Summer Solstice lunch – held very kindly at the home of Dr Ian and Mrs Dorothy Calder.  It was a superb occasion and we thoroughly enjoyed  the wit and plain-speaking of our guest speaker, Mrs Allison Pearson.  Allison is a renowned author and columnist with The Daily Telegraph.

Alison and Dorothy


Recent CPF Discussions at Conference included

  • reforms of inheritance tax, business rates and stamp duty in ways that would benefit "the many, not the few". The proposal that won the support of an overwhelming majority of the hundreds who attended was one in support of volunteering, i.e. after three years' consistent volunteering, in roles such as a magistrate or NHS carer, volunteers should receive a small but significant tax break of a few hundred pounds for every year that they remain in their role in the future
  • to examine a reduction in tuition fees for young people who spend a year volunteering full time before or after university


Remember you can get in touch any time by contacting:

CPF Chairman Linda