Award Announcement

A Skegness policy discussion group has won a national award, it was announced at the Conservative Party Conference.

The Skegness Conservative Policy Forum (CPF) gained a Participation Award for submitting reports on all the policy briefs prepared by the national HQ since the CPF’s relaunch in 2016. It was one of only 15 out of the 239 groups throughout the country to have a 100 per cent record.

The CPF gives grass roots Conservatives the opportunity to contribute their ideas to the Party’s policy making. The Skegness group meets regularly at the Vine Hotel.

Since the relaunch there have been discussions on a wide range of Party policy briefs, with topics including health and social care, conservation, skills and training, youth issues, the cost of living, housing and Conservative values. The group has also prepared submissions on the East Lindsey Local Plan and the Lincolnshire NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan.

Skegness CPF chairman John Cowpe said: “I was delighted to learn of our group’s award while attending a CPF reception at the conference.

“We have some really interesting, lively and enjoyable discussions at our meetings. These are open to anyone with Conservative views - not just Party members – and we often invite along people who are not necessarily Conservative but who have particular expertise or knowledge of the issues we are tackling.

“If you are interested in coming along please contact me by phone on 01754 762826, or email me at”