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Centre for Social Justice

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is a think tank co-founded in 2004 by Iain Duncan Smith and Tim Montgomerie.


  • Political positions 1
  • Awards 2
  • Notable members 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Political positions

The organisation's stated aim is to "put social justice at the heart of British politics".[1] The think-tank has been labelled one of the most influential on the British Conservative Party under the leadership of David Cameron.[2] One of its most notable reports was Breakthrough Britain.[3] It has also produced well-publicised reports into gang culture,[4] modern slavery,[5] addiction,[6] family breakdown,[7] and educational failure.[8] In 2012, the CSJ announced it would carry out the study Breakthrough Britain II.[9]


  • The CSJ won Prospect Magazine UK Social Policy Think Tank of the Year 2013[10]
  • The CSJ won Prospect Magazine Think Tank of the Year 2009
  • The CSJ won Prospect Magazine Best Publication of the Year 2008 for its report entitled "".

Notable members

  • Iain Duncan Smith
  • Tim Montgomerie
  • David Blunkett MP, Co-Chairman of the CSJ Advisory Council
  • Camila Batmanghelidjh, CEO, Kids Company
  • Johan Eliasch, Chairman and Chief Exec, Head N.V ; Chairman, Cool Earth; Prime Minister's Special representative on deforestation and clean energy
  • Frank Field MP, Member of Parliament for Birkenhead (Labour)
  • William Hague MP, Foreign Secretary, former leader of the Conservative Party, Member of Parliament for Richmond, Yorkshire (Conservative)
  • Syed Kamall MEP, Co-founder of Global Business Research institute, MEP for London (Conservative)
  • Paul Marshall, Chairman of Management Committee of Centre Forum; Adviser to Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party
  • Kevin Tebbit, Former Director of GCHQ and former Permanent Under Secretary of the Ministry of Defence
  • Natalia Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster


  1. ^ "Social breakdown and poverty"
  2. ^ conservativehome: "Centre for Social Justice and Policy Exchange are best regarded think tanks by ConservativeHome's 'influentials panel'" 1 Apr 2010
  3. ^ "Breakthrough Britain, Tory recommendations" 11 Jul 2007
  4. ^ politicshome: "CSJ backs gangs plan and calls for 'relentless effort' to make streets safe" 1 Nov 2011
  5. ^ "UK anti-trafficking efforts need overhaul, report says" 10 Mar 2013
  6. ^ "UK is Europe's 'addictions capital', says think tank" 1 Sep 2013
  7. ^ "Million Children Live In Fatherless Households" 10 Jun 2013
  8. ^ "'Education underclass' of children in the UK is still in nappies when they start school " 3 Sep 2013
  9. ^ "Breakthrough Britain II Overview". Centre for Social Justice. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Think Tank Awards 2013 Winners"

External links

  • Centre for Social Justice website.
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