Conservative Workers & Trade Unionists

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Conservative Workers & Trade Unionists
Founded 2015
Honorary President Robert Halfon, MP
Director Spencer Pitfield[1]
Deputy director Richard Short
Parent organisation Conservative Party

The Conservative Workers & Trade Unionists (CWTU) is an organisation part of the Conservative Party[2][3][4] in the United Kingdom which aims at reaching out to support working people and trade unionists.[5][6] It is focused on improving employment rights, tackling low pay, raising productivity and supporting greater employment satisfaction.

The organisation was founded by Robert Halfon MP, former Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party and Spencer Pitfield, former Director of the Conservative Policy Forum. Spencer Pitfield is the organisation's current Director and former Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, Richard Short,[7] is Deputy Director.


  • Britain should be a country that works for everyone
  • Working people create wealth for their families and communities
  • Working people deserve fulfillment and health across their lives
  • Businesses, workers and government all have responsibility to improve productivity
  • Society should always value and support hard working people
  • There should be a constructive working relationship between the Conservative Party and Trade Unions.


  1. ^ "Spencer Pitfield: We need a new, Conservative trade union". ConservativeHome. Spencer Pitfield. 26 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Conservative Party to launch own trade union movement". BBC News. 30 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "New trade union movement founded by Conservatives". The Telegraph. Michael Wilkinson. 1 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Tories are setting up their own trade union movement". The Independent. Jon Stone. 1 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Is it possible to be a Tory and a trade unionist?". Left Foot Forward. Carl Packman. 
  6. ^ "The Conservatives must become a mass movement". Politics Home. Josh May. 29 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Tories choose martial arts expert to fight election". Warrington Worldwide. 2014-11-03. Retrieved 2017-04-16. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Conservative Party website
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