(PRWEB) November 1, 2005
The Progressive Centre-Right Conservative Party, the Progcons, today endorsed David Cameron’s bid to become the new leader of the British Conservative Party, in order to provide the conservative voice with its greatest opportunity to restore conservatism to government.
The endorsement of Cameron by the Progcons is widely seen as an integral part of the rebirth of conservatism in the UK with a new generation of innovative conservative reforms combined with a positive agenda for change.
Although the ProgCon’s pro-European call for EU withdrawal was more closely aligned to the leadership bid of Dr Liam Fox, the ProgCons wholly support a Cameron leadership supported by a strong conservative shadow cabinet including David Davis, Liam Fox, William Hague and Kenneth Clarke.
”David Cameron offers a turning point for British conservatism, at a time when progressive conservatism is finding increasing support, being renewed and restored with its fusion of conservative values and liberal ideals.” said Chad Noble, founder of the ProgCons.
”It is time for centre-right policies to move from soundbite to statute book, from promises to policy. Despite Tony Blair’s greatest efforts to move the Labour party into the centre-right, the natural majority of the British electorate, by his own admission, he has been unable to go as far as he had wanted, held back by the Old Labour left-wing. Now this country desperately needs action, and that can only be achieved by a party that does not just talk conservative, but actually is conservative, free from the dilution and policy confusion of the left-wing.
David Cameron’s compassionate conservatism overlaps ProgCon’s progressive extension of the conservative voice, with both combining to offer two fronts to both promote hope and feed aspiration for a better Britain.” Noble continued.
With ProgCon already drawing support from women and the young, plus those from the Liberal Democrats, and parties advocating withdrawal from the EU like the UK Independence Party, there is for the first time in eight years, hope that a renewed Tory party under Cameron’s leadership could work together with the ProgCons to build a solid foundation for government.
”I am sure that Tory members will choose Cameron as the new leader, because conservatives are now ready to govern again.” Noble said. “This new breed, a completely new generation of conservatives, combining the core conservative values of low taxation, family values, tough action on crime and an entrepreneurial environment for innovation and commercial success with ideals previously considered the territory of the Liberal Democrats have a formula not just for electoral success, but to restore British pride.
David Cameron’s values, on the whole, come closest to the five core values of Progressive Conservatives, and their implementation is close to ProgCon’s essential “No Preference, No Prejudice approach”.
Overall, this is an exiting time to be a conservative whether ProgCon or Tory. With thousands of people once again ready to embrace the dramatic change that has already manifested itself with the ProgCons, but now, with Cameron at the helm of the Tory Party, across conservatism as a whole, the future for Britain looks very bright indeed.
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