What is Conservative Future?
At a time when the country is in financial crisis and our Party is in government, we as members of Conservative Future must try even harder to support and promote Conservative values. For those who wish to play politics, there are always other alternatives such as political computer games or even better Young Labour!
One of the main reasons that CF’s rival political movements have not been as successful – apart from their poor political ideas – is the lack of unity among them. This problem has also affected their membership. Over the last few months, we have had a lot of defections from Labour and other Parties to the Conservatives, which I believe is a great achievement for our Party, considering we are in a coalition government. It is a fact that Parties in government are bound to be less popular than the opposition, but that does not mean we as the youth wing cannot challenge this.
Conservative Future as the largest youth political organisation in the country plays an important part in gaining support for the Party. However just like any other political movement, keeping activists motivated and united is the real challenge. CF members are free to debate and even argue with each other, but when it comes to defending the Party, Tory activists must work together and always support each other.
No one can deny the fact that people in any group who share common objectives, have different opinions on certain issues. They are all individuals with different views, and we should respect that.
Conservative Future is a platform, which provides its members with an opportunity to campaign, debate or even stand in elections as Conservative candidates. CF’s political role is to defend Conservative values, regardless of if we are in government or opposition; and most importantly provide an opportunity to members to discuss and improve Party policies.
Speaking to an old CFer, he told me he loves CF because the majority of our members are against taking part in unnecessary ideological battles among themselves, at a time when we have to be a united force as a group. They dislike those who complain, but refuse to take action. They also know that it is best not to engage in plots or class wars if they want to be taken seriously in the Party. we must remember, that even with our differences, we are all Centre-right people with a common agenda.
At the end I would like to pay tribute to all those hard working activists who have contributed to CF and the Party over the last few years, whether it was by campaigning, representing the Conservative Party on University campuses or maintaining the structure of the organisation.