Onward

Onward’s mission is to renew the centre right for the next generation, by generating a new wave of modernising ideas and a fresh politics that reaches out to new groups of people. To achieve that, our vision is to create the infrastructure for the centre right to reach, engage and respond to younger generations of voters.

Our target market is the 3 million voters under 35 who considered voting Conservative in 2017, but decided not to. Onward exists to generate new ideas for the next generation.

We are building a powerful ideas factory for centre-right thinkers and leaders. We believe in a mainstream conservatism – one that recognises the value of markets and supports the good that government can do, is unapologetic about standing up to vested interests, and assiduous in supporting the hardworking, aspirational and those left behind. Our goal is to address the needs of the whole country: young as well as old; urban as well as rural; and for all parts of the UK – particularly places that feel neglected or ignored in Westminster.

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By Richard Howard; Ted Christie-Miller

This report from the UK think tank Onward looks at how to decarbonise the UK without undermining competitiveness, hitting consumers…

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By Will Tanner; James O'Shaughnessy

This report from the UK think tank Onward looks at what is driving the sea change in our politics and…

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By Lord James O'Shaugnessy; Will Tanner

This report from the UK think tank Onward includes new polling by Hanbury Strategy that shows the shift away from…

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By Chris Philp MP; Guy Miscampbell

This report from the UK think tank Onward looks at new ideas to promote home ownership. This report argues that…

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By Neil O'Brien MP

This report from the UK think tank Onward looks at the case for action on super-prolific criminals. The research note…

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By Neil O'Brien MP

This report from the UK think tank Onward looks at the decline of small schools and village schools. Neil O’Brien…

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By Will Tanner; Richard Chew

This report from the UK think tank Onward looks at how to restore confidence in our immigration system after decades…

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By Will Tanner; Guy Miscampbell; James Blagden

While most studies of automation have focused on the number of jobs at risk from robots, this report from the…

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