Party co-Chairman Sayeeda Warsi has congratulated the Conservative Policy Forum on their first Winter Conference.
Held one year on from the Forum’s re-launch in Birmingham in 2011, the conference heard from leading Conservatives on a range of policy issues.
Delegates discussed the values Conservatives bring to key policy areas including the economy, Europe and immigration and set out their views on the Big Society and social reform.
Panel sessions included ‘How meaningful is democracy in Britain?’ and ‘Conservatives in the Community’, with a host of panellists including Jessica Lee MP, Danny Kruger, Nicky Morgan MP and Rt Rev Tim Stevens, Bishop of Leicester.
The ‘Conservatives in the World’ panel included a debate between Oxfam’s Director of Campaigns and Policy, Phil Bloomer, Minister of State for International Development, Alan Duncan MP and Syed Kamall MEP.
Speaking at the event, Baroness Warsi said:
‘I am delighted to see the Conservative Policy Forum flourishing.
‘It’s one year and one day since I launched the CPF in Birmingham - I made a promise back then that members would have a strong voice about the issues which matter for the future of Britain, and that has come true.’