The Conservative People’s Party wants to improve the Danish healthcare system by enhancing professional standards and treatments in both hospitals and care homes. Everyone in Denmark with a residence permit has universal access to healthcare services provided by the Danish state. The Party believes that it should stay that way.
It is important that everyone in Denmark feels safe. Therefore, it is crucial that criminals are punished according to the damage inflicted on society. The Conservative People’s Party wants to allocate more resources to the local police forces to further decrease crime rates.
The Conservative People’s Party wants to eliminate corporate tax in order to generate growth and improve Danish companies’ international competitiveness. Moreover, the Party is determined to remove bureaucratic and administrative barriers to trade that limits companies’ ability to operate in a globalized world.
The first 1000 days of a child’s life are crucial for its future development. The Party works to ensure that every child is brought up to have the best opportunities in life. This requires a safe environment, good and flexible day-care options, together with a high-quality education system.
The Conservative People’s Party wants to allocate more resources to the Danish national defence. Moreover, the Party recognizes the need for strong international alliances and therefore works to maintain a robust unilateral military cooperation through NATO.
The Conservative People’s Party’s share of the vote was 3,4 % in 2015 in the general election. In November 2016, the Party joined a new coalition government with the liberal parties Venstre and Liberal Alliance. The Conservative People’s Party currently has six Members of Parliament and three ministers:
-Minister of justice: Mr Søren Pape Poulsen
-Minister of industry, business and financial affairs: Mr Rasmus Jarlov
-Minister of children and social affairs: Mrs Mai Mercad
-Group Chairman: Mrs Mette Abildgaard
-Vicechairman: Mr Anders Johansson
-Mr Naser Khader
-Ms Merete Scheelsbeck
-Ms Brigitte Klintskov Jerkel
-Mr Orla Østerby
The Conservative People’s Party was founded on the 22nd of February 1916 by members of the political left-wing parties Højre, De Frikonservative and Venstre. The idea at the time was to establish a more modern conservative party with a strong social profile and appeal to what was considered the middleclass in Denmark. The Conservative People’s Party’s vote share was 18,3% in the 1918 general election.
During the Second World War, The Conservative People’s Party supported the Danish resistance movement that fought to liberate Denmark from the Nazi occupation. Party leader Mr Christmas Møller encouraged young men to join the resistance movement from his temporary residence in London. The Conservative People’s Party was one of the most outspoken critical voices during the war.
In 1982, the Conservative leader Poul Schlüter became Prime Minister of Denmark. He was the architect behind some of the most comprehensive social and financial reforms of the century. The Conservative leader changed the Danish economy in part by turning a great number of public institutions into private companies. Poul Schlüter remained in office for 11 years and by the end of his term, Denmark had grown into one of the strongest economies in Europe.
The Conservative People’s Party has had decisive influence on Danish politics since the beginning of the new century. The Party has been an active member of government for more than a decade except for a short period in opposition (2011-2015).
Members of the Conservative People’s Party (01-01-2019): 9.900