Welcome to the website of Conservative Mainstream.
Conservative Mainstream seeks to extend the appeal of the Conservative Party so that it commands the ground occupied by the broad mass of the British People. We believe that the Conservative Party is at its best and most successful when it addresses the practical problems the British people face in their daily lives, and extends opportunity through society. This means, in practice, that the Conservative Party must be:
- Open-minded and generous in social policy
- Realistic in economic policy
- Internationalist in foreign policy
We regularly hold lunchtime meetings in Parliament, to which all Conservative MPs and others such as Conservative PPCs and MEPs are invited, to hear from a wide range of speakers and to further the cause of a centrist, mainstream Conservative Party through discussion and debate. We have also published a number of books and pamphlets in the past and are currently working on restarting our publications capacity.
I hope that whether you are a Conservative Parliamentarian, potential speaker or are more generally interested in what we do, this website will give you the information you require. At a time when there is significant debate as to the meaning of "Mainstream Conservatism", I hope that you will join us in helping to build what we regard as the 'real mainstream' - a Conservative Party which takes a realistic and moderate attitude to dealing with the issues which affect us all.
Jonathan Evans MP
Chairman, Conservative Mainstream