Centre for Social Justice

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

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]


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


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