Supper Club with Nick Boles MP

Date
Friday, 26th April 2019
Time
7:00pm to dine at 7:30pm

Gainsborough Constituency Conservative Association invite you to a

Supper Club with Nick Boles MP - Member of Parliament for the Grantham & Stamford Constituency

Venue: To be confirmed

Tickets: To be confirmed

Tickets can be purchased from 1st January 2019 online using SafePay by clicking the 'Attend this Event' button below.

Dress: Lounge Suit

Menu: To be confirmed

Guest Speaker: Nick Boles grew up as the youngest in a large family. His parents live on the family sheep farm in Devon. 300 hundred acres of heavy clay soil divided into small fields by high banks with hedges on top. After school, he spent a year teaching English and Bible Studies in a small Methodist secondary school in the middle of the bush in Zimbabwe. Before starting work, Nick spent three years at Oxford studying politics, philosophy and economics and was awarded a first class honours degree. He then won a Kennedy Scholarship and spent two years at Harvard University in the United States studying the practical application of public policy.

Initially he worked in Germany, Russia and Eastern Europe, helping state-owned industries prepare for private ownership. He then set up his own business with a friend and spent over five years running one of the UK's leading suppliers of paint brushes, rollers and decorating tools to the DIY industry.

In 1998, Nick made his first venture into the political world and was elected as a local councillor in London. Appointed Chairman of the Housing Committee he succeeded in bringing down the number of people housed, at huge cost, in B&Bs; because of the lack of permanent accommodation.

Nick's biggest achievement in politics so far has been to set up and run Policy Exchange, which is now the largest and most influential policy research institute on the centre right. While he was its director, Policy Exchange devised policies to make police forces more accountable to local people, to expand the number of places in good schools and to give local communities incentives to build more houses. He also exposed the activities of Islamic extremists in some mosques in the UK and their effect on the attitudes of young British Muslims. Many of their ideas were adopted by the Coalition Government. He was selected as the candidate for Grantham & Stamford in 2008 and was successfully elected in 2010, He was quickly appointed Planning Minister in October 2012. In 2014 Nick was appointed as Minister of State for Skills & Equalities until June 2016. In April 2017, Nick was successfully re-elected with a 20,094 majority at the snap election held on the Thursday, 8th June 2017.

Booking Form: A booking form will be available in the 'Attachments' section below.