CMHG Conservative Policy Forum Group

The Conservative Mental Health Group has established a ‘CMHG CPF Group’ which is officially registered with the Conservative Policy Forum.

The Conservative Policy Forum exists to ensure the voice of Party members is both heard and seen to be heard in the corridors of power; to help the Party to identify the problems we will face in the months and years ahead; and to address how we can secure a better future for the UK and for UK taxpayers.

The CPF develops and advances Conservative ideas and policies within the Party and in Government for the benefit of the whole nation. The input of CPF groups, which meet locally and online, is increasingly valued and sought by the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, as well as by cabinet ministers and CCHQ. The CPF often alerts our leaders to concerns from the frontline of our communities before they are detected by pollsters or journalists.

It creates regular opportunities for all members, regardless of age or location, to discuss the challenges facing the country and to have a real influence on Party policy. These include our traditional national policy consultations, topical snap polls on current policy, a members’ policy suggestion hub online, regular video conferences with government ministers and roundtable discussions at 10 Downing Street.

Its members champion Conservative policies locally and nationally to support the election of Conservative candidates at every level of government. In the last general election, four-out-of-seven commitments in the published manifesto could be traced back to ideas proposed by CPF groups; and almost half of the proposals in the CPF Members’ Manifesto were reflected in the published manifesto. The CMHG CPF Group works to further the discussion on mental health issues in the UK and the government’s response to such.

The CMHG’s CPF is chaired by Luke Ironside, who co-ordinates meetings. Our events are held virtually via Zoom and take place approximately every three months. To get involved in our CPF events, please contact Luke at: