The Conservative Muslim Forum (CMF) is an integral part of the Conservative Party. All CMF members are full members of the Party and we believe that the fundamental values of the Conservative Party such as recognising the importance of the family, scepticism of state control, a belief in private enterprise, low taxes and personal responsibility are values that appeal to British Muslims.

The CMF's full objectives are set out on the Objectives page. They can be summarised as encouraging British Muslims to play their full part in the political life of our country, and in particular to support the Conservative Party, join the Conservative Party and stand as Conservative Party candidates.

We also advise Conservative candidates campaigning to Muslim voters. If you are a candidate and think we can help just get in touch.

17 JUN 2016

Murder of Jo Cox MP

The following statement was sent by the Conservative Muslim Forum to all CMF Members and Supporters. I do not know of anyone who was not shocked and horrified by Jo Cox's murder yesterday. Her death is a devastating loss to her family, and a reminder to all of us of how Members of Parliament put...

16 JUN 2016

Attic Rahman - Chairman, East Ham Conservative Association

I joined the Conservative Party in 2009 under the leadership of the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP. His vision of the Conservative Party best represents my core values where hard work pays, aspirations are encouraged and where a strong economy provides a stronger, fairer foundation for...

13 JUN 2016

The killings in Orlando yesterday

Orlando in Florida is a place many of us have visited with our families since it is the home of Disney World and many other theme parks. Sadly, it is now also associated with the worst mass shooting in recent American history with the death toll currently standing at 49 and with some critically...

04 JUN 2016

Mohammed Amin: Why I have voted Remain in the EU Referendum

Although I have followed politics and current affairs from an early age, even I was too young to remember Britain’s failure to join the European Coal and Steel Community, Euratom and most significantly the failure to join the European Economic Community! If we had been there from the very...

09 MAY 2016

The EU Referendum: Remain or Leave?

On 23 June 2016 the citizens of the United Kingdom face a critical referendum choice. Do they want the UK to Remain a member of the European Union, or do they want the UK to Leave the European Union. The Conservative Muslim Forum as a body takes no position on which way people should vote in the EU...

03 MAY 2016

Black and Minority Ethnic People: Workplace Issues

On 3 May 2016, the House of Lords held a debate on the following motion: "That this House takes note of the issues faced by black and minority ethnic people in the workplace in Britain." The debate was introduced by Baroness Neville-Rolfe who is the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in...

30 APR 2016

Campaigning for Zac Goldsmith in Barnet

Despite all the focus on mass media, campaingning on the ground often represents the difference between winning and losing. That is why CMF members are often found pounding the pavement. When we get a picture, we post it on this website. On 30 April 2016 CMF Executive Member Ajantha Tennakoon...

23 APR 2016

Campaigning for Zac Goldsmith

On Saturday 23 April, Conservative Friends of Turkey, Conservative Friends of Eurasia, CLWCA Middle East & North Africa Group, CLWCA Italian Group, CLWCA Germany, Austria & Switzerland Group and Conservative Friends of the Caribbean organised a campaigning action day for Zac Goldmith, which was...

07 APR 2016

Sajjad Karim MEP and Mohammed Amin sign condolences books for Brussels and Lahore

The world was rightly shocked by the terrible bombings in Brussels on 22 March 2016 and a few days later in Lahore on 27 March 2016. Manchester City Council has books of condolences for both cities. On 7 April 2016 Sajjad Karim MEP who was born in Blackburn but is of Pakistani descent went to Manchester Town Hall to sign the books of...

02 APR 2016

How can we combat hatred against people of other faiths or ethnic groups?

On Saturday 2 April 2016 Mrs Falak Ahmed of the Conservative Women's Forum organised an event aimed at promoting community cohesion. It was held at the Royal Taj Restaurant & Banqueting Hall, 38 Manningham Lane, Bradford, and speakers were asked to address the question "How can we combat hatred...

02 APR 2016

Annual Report 2015

The Annual Report 2015 is an 11 page PDF document which can be downloaded from this link. For convenience, the text has also been reproduced below. If you want to print it or download it to a mobile device for later reading, the PDF version is recommended. Introduction from our President I founded the...

22 MAR 2016

CMF shocked by today's bombings in Brussels

The Conservative Muslim Forum is shocked and horrified by the terrorist attacks in Brussels this morning. Brussels is a city that many of us know and love. Indeed only last October a CMF delegation of 40 people visited the EU institutions in Brussels, with many of us passing through Maelbeek...

17 MAR 2016

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Development

On Thursday there was a House of Lords Grand Committee short debate on the following question asked by Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they will implement the recommendations of the House of Commons International Development Committee in their report of July 2014,...

15 MAR 2016

The journey to becoming an MP

At CMF events people often ask us questions such as: How do you get onto the candidates list? How do you get selected for a constituency? What hope is there for people who did not go to public school or Oxbridge? At this event held on Tuesday 15 March 2016 held in Committee Room E, 7...

10 MAR 2016

CMF position on the EU Referendum

On Tuesday 8 March the Executive of the CMF met. During our meeting, we decided that the CMF as a body would take no position on the EU Referendum which is to be held on 23 June. Individual members of the CMF are free to campaign for "Remain" or "Leave" as they think fit. They are free to mention...

09 MAR 2016

The Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL] is misconceived

As explained on our website page "The CMF's approach to policy positions" the CMF does not normally take policy positions. However occasionally we do when there is overwhelming consensus on the CMF Executive and the matter is of significant importance to British Muslims. Examples are the freedom to practice kosher and halal slaughter and an attempt to criminalise the wearing of niqab and burqa. Another such issue is the private...

05 MAR 2016

Helping Luton Conservatives

As the table on our page Muslim demographics by constituency shows, the 2011 Census found that Luton South is 25.3% Muslim and Luton North is 22.4% Muslim. In 2015 Labour held both seats, Luton South by 5,711 votes and Luton North by 9,504 votes. Both are challenging seats for the Conservative Party to win, but could be...

29 FEB 2016

Event in Parliament to promote Merchavim's work

On 29 February 2016, the Conservative Muslim Forum for the first time held an event jointly with Conservative Friends of Israel. The purpose was to showcase the work of an Israeli NGO, Merchavim, and the Parliamentary host and event chairman was Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East. Merchavim is an organisation that works to build shared citizenship in...

22 FEB 2016

Reception for Conservative Party's Affiliated Groups

On 22 February Conservative Party Chairman Lord Feldman of Elstree and CCHQ Director of Outreach Colin Bloom hosted a reception for the Party's affiliated groups, colloquially referred to as "Friends of" groups from many of them having names such as "Conservative Friends of [country name]". The...

03 FEB 2016

Asad Khan

Asad Khan is a Healthcare Management Consultant. He tweets as @AsadRKhan I have a conservative mind and am drawn emotionally towards social justice. The reason I have aligned with the Conservative Party is due to my strong belief in the value of preserving the individual family unit. I believe this...

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Conservative Muslim Forum,
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