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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Recent Reports

By Ted Christie-Miller; Alex Luke

This report from UK think tank Onward looks at the radical action needed to decarbonise 12 of the most carbon-intensive…

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By Will Tanner; James Blagden

This report from UK think tank Onward looks at attitudes towards the Union in the UK since 2014. The study…

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By James Blagden; Angus Groom; Will Tanner

This report from UK think tank Onward models tax changes to understand which English regions would benefit from a different…

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By Fjolla Krasniqi; Will Tanner; James O'Shaughnessy

This report from UK think tank Onward looks at growing evidence that community is in long term decline and the…

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By Ted Christie-Miller

This report from UK think tank Onward launches a practical policy commission to deliver decarbonisation in the UK. This launch…

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By Guy Miscampbell; James Blagden; Will Tanner

This report from UK think tank Onward looks at the 2019 General Election and the UK’s new electoral geography. The…

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By Gareth Davies; Ted Christie-Miller

This report from UK think tank Onward looks at how the creation of a BDB would address market failures in…

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By Will Tanner; James O'Shaughnessy; James Blagden; Fjolla Krasniqi

This report from UK think tank Onward looks at the changing nature of community over time and geography. The report…

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Current Opportunities

Head of Communications

Onward is looking for an outstanding individual to be our Head of Communications. This is a senior role, with responsibility for managing Onward’s engagement with the media, including the lobby, regional titles and broadcasters, and Members of Parliament. You will be a member of the senior management team, working closely with the Director, Will Tanner,… Read more »

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