Lincolnshire’s Conservative MPs and election contenders met with councillors in Lincoln to join forces and fight for the whole county.
Boston and Skegness Conservative parliamentary candidate Matt Warman said working together would help the area get more out of Westminster.
Matt met with fellow Tory candidates Victoria Atkins (Louth and Horncastle) and Marc Jones (Grimsby), as well as Karl McCartney MP and Sir Edward Leigh MP. Last week’s meeting was the first in a series that aims to see Conservatives in the county speak as one.
“It’s important that in each constituency individual MPs stand up for what is best for their constituents,” said Matt. “But there’s a host of issues, including delivering a new distributor road for Boston, safeguarding local health services and tackling welfare and immigration, where it’s in all our interests if Lincolnshire’s MPs stand united. That way we can make sure government understands that investing in Lincolnshire offers brilliant value for money.”
A briefing at County Hall, led by county council leader Martin Hill (Con), covered topics including health, flood defence, transport and library provision, as well as the growing need for improvements to broadband access and local universities and agricultural colleges.
Matt added: “Only a Conservative MP will have the clout in government to deliver for local residents and only a Conservative government will deliver the long-term economic plan that is already pulling Britain out of recession while Germany and France’s recoveries falter.”