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The Future of the Conservative Party

  • Lecture Room B, The Queen's College Oxford United Kingdom (map)

The Conservative Party is fundamentally divided, with 118 Conservative MPs voting against Theresa May’s Brexit deal and 117 against her in the December confidence vote. Members' radically different views on socio-economic issues and Brexit threaten to tear the party apart. Where does the Conservative Party go from here? How does it ensure member loyalty and engage a new generation of voters, especially amidst calls for a new centrist party? The issue of what the party should stand for grows ever more important. So join the Oxford Forum to discuss this issue: The Future of the Conservative Party.

Robert Buckland QC MP: Conservative MP for South Swindon and Solicitor General for England and Wales

Ryan Shorthouse: Founder and Chief Executive of Bright Blue, an independent think tank for liberal conservatism

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