The Centre for Policy Studies has a long history of attending Conservative Party Conference, and our presence at 2018’s conference in Birmingham was bigger than ever before.
We had a large, dedicated and prominent events space within the secure zone where we hostesd a vast array of fringe events, including receptions, panel discussions and one-on-ones. Ideas were discussed, policy reviewed and views exchanged across a variety of policy areas including housing, business, tax and welfare.
We had a fantastic line up of speakers, including prominent politicians and experienced business people, each of whom brought unrivaled insight and expertise to each of our discussions.
The media impact was spread across a number of the panels and fringe events we held.
- Liz Truss, in conversation with Robert Colvile, hit the headlines with her comments on the UK’s productivity crisis and thoughts on the upcoming budget
- Daily Mail: Motorway speed limits should be raised to 80mph to boost the UK economy says Tory Minister
- The Telegraph: Increase motorway speed limits to 80mph to drive Britain’s productivity, says Government minister
- The Sun: Hike speed limits on motorways to stop Brits wasting their lives on the road, Cabinet Minister Liz Truss suggests
- The Mirror: Raising motorway speed limits could boost economy, Treasury minister tells fringe
- Metro: Speed limit should be increased to 80mph, Cabinet minister says
- BBC West Midlands Radio discussed Liz’s motorway speed limit comments, Monday 1 October
- CapX: Philip Hammond’s inaction looks less responsible by the day
- Sajid Javid, Home Secretary, addressed our ‘New Generation’ reception, attendees by 2015 and 2017 intake MPs, party activists, special advisers, and journalists
- Many of or
- Priti Patel fringe highlighted in Politics Home: Pick of the Conference Fringes and The Spectator: Conservative Party Conference: Day One
- The Politics of Age highlighted in The Spectator: Conservative Party Conference: Day Two
- What Does Global Britain Mean? highlighted in The Spectator: Conservative Party Conference: Day Three
- Lord O’Neill’s comments on the ‘What Does Global Britain Mean?’ panel reported by Huffington Post
- In Conversation with Sir Graham Brady MP – Lord Ashcroft: The Tory MPs who say “they have sent in letters they haven’t”. Or “withdrawn letters they never sent”
- In Conversation with Sir Graham Brady MP – The Times: Eurosceptic MPs are accused of inflating leadership threat to May
- Emma Barr appeared on All Out Politics with Adam Boulton to discuss the conference, Wednesday 3 October
- The Future of Privatisation panel was covered by Utility Week
Click here for a review, and photographs, from our events programme at Conservative Party Conference 2018.
Date Added: Wednesday 3rd October 2018