The Modernisers’ Manifesto

Ryan Shorthouse, Kate Maltby and James Brenton

April 2014

Conservatives have a good story to tell. The economy is growing. The public finances are being restored. Finally, living standards are rising again. And reforms to our public services – especially in education and welfare – are proving effective and popular.

Modernisers have long argued for the Conservative Party to offer a positive and distinctive policy agenda. The focus should be on conveying economic competence, managing and improving public services, supporting those on modest incomes, and being representative and supportive of modern Britain.

In The Modernisers’ Manifesto, a broad group of influential politicians and opinion formers from the centre-right of British politics outline how the Conservative Party can demonstrate credibility and fresh ideas to convince the electorate that they need a second term in government to make Britain a fairer nation with a stronger economy and high-quality public services.

“Bright Blue keep alive the flame of Tory modernisation”
The Independent, April 2014

“Modernising Toryism now has a home and an HQ for the next generation of Conservatives”.
Matthew d’Ancona, Columnist, April 2014

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