The Gainsborough Conservative Policy Forum is the local group of the national CPF chaired by the Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, the Minister for Government Policy, which gives members the opportunity to discuss the major policy challenges facing Britain. With active groups in every region the CPF is a fantastic way for Members of the Party to have their voices heard on some of the most important issues facing our country.
Over the course of the last Parliament we published over 30 discussion briefs and collected over 19,000 opinions from members and supporters in nearly 250 different groups – all of which were summarised and sent to Conservative members of Cabinet. These, in turn, all received a ministerial response. Complementing this has been the work of our sectoral groups which are made up of, and chaired by, experts in their field. Each of these groups examined a range of policies within their remit, giving the Party direct insight into the views of their sector. In addition to this, we engage with our members through various regional and national events, such as the CPF Winter Conference.
Through this work the CPF very successfully fulfilled its remit of helping the Party not only identify the problems we will face during the next Parliament, but also crucially how we can address them to secure a better future for Britain and for hardworking taxpayers. Our aim is to create a truly Forum, accessible to all regardless of age that has real influence on our Party's policy.