As many of you know, I have long been in favour of an In/Out Referendum on the European Union. In fact, I was one of the original 81 Conservative Members of Parliament who defied the Party Whip early in the last Parliament and voted for an EU Referendum to be held .
Events since the EU Referendum Vote have been fast moving, and no doubt there will be new developments by the time you read this article. Nevertheless, I feel that, as someone who campaigned for a Leave Vote, I would like to set out some thoughts.
2016 saw an all up election for the City of Lincoln Council with all 33 seats contested and a mixed bag of results. Numerically the Conservative Group is unchanged but for certain individuals there have been changes.
Historically the Conservative Policy Forum (CPF) was the conduit used by Ministers to debate elements of new policy with the grassroots of local Associations and was an invaluable source of feedback in the build-up to the 2015 General Election, and in preparation of our Election manifesto.