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    - Margaret Thatcher

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    - Winston Churchill

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Conservative Way Forward 25th Anniversary Gala

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner this week. It was fantastic to hear our indomitable Chairman Sir Gerald Howarth MP, the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox on rousing form and of course our keynote speaker the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP. We hope you all had a fabulous time and are like us, looking forward to the next 25 years! Continue reading

Councillor Joy Morrissey: The Final Countdown

1 month.  2 weeks.  7 days.  24 hours.  With monotonous regularity every one of Labour's deadlines to 'Save The NHS' comes and goes. Continue reading

Joe Porter: We need higher education that provides security, stability, and opportunity for all students

Last week, Members of Parliament voted to turn university maintenance grants into loans for the majority of students. Continue reading

CWF Chairman and Vice-President Lord Parkinson passes away at 84

We are very saddened to hear that Founding Chairman and Vice President of Conservative Way Forward, Lord Parkinson of Carnforth has passed away at the age of 84.  Continue reading

The Week That Was

Action Today Have something to say? We are always looking for contributions to our 'Forward!' blog. Please e-mail our Commissioning Editor, Theodora Dickinson, with any ideas for articles!   Continue reading

Upcoming Events & Action Days


Come and join us for the 6th CWF Academy on Saturday 19th March from 1pm, in a central London location.  

This is a 4-hour, intensive public speaking workshop - with practical training in a small group. It is designed to help leading Conservative activists to build up their confidence about speaking to large crowds and on TV/radio.  

Peter Botting is a world-renowned trainer in public speaking and storytelling with clients including a large number of current Conservative MP’s who has also worked with global brands including SAP, IBM, ThyssenKrupp and Mercedes Benz. He is a TEDMED Speaker Coach and has coached speakers featured on TEDMED and TED and also worked with the Sri Lankan President on his speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

His half-day workshops with CWF activists have been hugely successful so far. Come prepared to work hard, learn invaluable new skills, and have fun!

After training, we will head out for dinner and drinks nearby before heading home.

Tickets are priced at £45. This includes the training, free dinner and free drinks that evening!

Please book your ticket by clicking on the link below.

Numbers are strictly limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Venue to be announced shortly.

PS – We advise early booking to ensure you don’t miss out!

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Come and join us on our crusade to find and train the leaders of the future with our 5th special edition CWF Academy.

Adrian Pepper was on the CWF Board from its founding in 1991 to 1994 when he joined the Conservative Research Department. He was the copywriter who created the Nine Principles of CWF, subsequently heralded by David Cameron as “the common ground of the Conservative Party today”. After a PR apprenticeship with Lord Tim Bell, he founded the Pepper Media Group in 2002, through which he continues to advise corporate and individual clients to this day. Adrian served as a Special Adviser in the 1992-7 Conservative government, has twice stood as parliamentary candidate, and was a European parliamentary candidate in 2014. 

Adrian’s training will be on the theme of Thatcherism and the Use of Powerful Communication. It should be attended by any Conservative candidate or campaigner wanting to understand more about how to translate political theory into practical political success.

Come and join us and enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles too. Tickets are just £10 and available via the link below.


GOTV with Greg Hands & CWF on POLLING DAY


After what will have been a furious five-month battle, CWF are descending on Fulham and Chelsea to get out the vote for our candidate Zac Goldsmith on polling day in London – 5th May 2016.

We will be joined by our campaigning Chief Secretary to the Treasury - The Rt. Hon Greg Hands MP - and our local champion Councillor Greg Smith who will be boosting morale among the troops throughout the day.

Make no mistake, this is a turn-out election. We need to keep battling to the last minute. 

Come and join us at 3pm on 5th May 2016  to help get out the vote. We will be knocking on doors through the crucial afternoon/evening session when people are returning home from work - and whisking them off to a nearby polling station!

Then, after close of poll, come and join us in the pub for a well-earned drink.

We hope to see you there!