Discussing grassroots engagement for BBC News

In an article on BBC News focusing on how the Conservative is attempting to engage young voters and grassroots supporters, Conservative Progress was cited as a leading example of a genuine grassroots campaign group. As it’s director, I was quoted as follows:

Read the accompanying article on BBC News here.

Another group, formed last year, is Conservative Progress which also has the aim of becoming a real grassroots organisation.

“We saw a genuine need within the Conservative family for a constructive dialogue between the grass roots and the parliamentary party,” says Nabil Najjar, one of the group’s co-founders.

“We saw an opportunity there to take a leading role in training up-and-coming activists and providing a forum for Conservative Party volunteers to get involved in political discussions, to network and to try to develop a counter measure to all of the grassroots activity that Labour are currently involved in.”

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