1. What is Conservatism?

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* 1. On a scale of 1 to 10 (where 1 is least important and 10 most important) please say which of the following beliefs are central to Conservatism:

  1 (least important) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (most important)
Strong defence
Reforms to create more competition in the public sector (especially in health and education) so as to make public services work better
Welfare measures that protect the poor, especially the sick, severely disabled and very old
Limits on “nanny state” restrictions or interference with people’s private lives or mundane business conduct
Tight control of inflation
International action to combat global warming
Opposition to ID cards and also to widespread use of CCTV
Low regulation and competition in the private sector
Tough punishments for those convicted of crimes
Protecting the Constitution from rapid change
Tighter control of immigration
Encouragement of charitable giving and volunteering
A belief that EU integration had already gone too far and there needs to be renegotiation of our position within the EU
Support for marriage as the ideal environment for raising children
Fairly low (but by no means libertarian) levels of public spending and tax
Reforms to welfare that encourage greater independence
A belief in improving the LOCAL environment (including recycling, preservation of green spaces and respect for wildlife)