Lincoln is one of England's finest cities and first sent Members to Parliament in 1265, making it the oldest Constituency in continuous existence in the United Kingdom. The City is the County Seat of the County of Lincolnshire and is home to the magnificent Cathedral and Castle, two Universities (The University of Lincoln & Bishop Grosseteste University) and is home to Lincoln City and Lincolnshire County Councils.
Our wonderful City is the jewel in the crown in the whole of the East Midlands and one of the best places to live, work and study in the whole of the UK. In Lincoln our businesses are booming, tourism rising and our universities thriving with far lower unemployment and crime than when I was elected in 2010.
The Member of Parliament for Lincoln from 1979 through to 1997 was Kenneth Carlisle (Conservative) who was followed from 1997 through to 2010 by Gillian Merron (Labour) at which time Karl McCartney (Conservative) became the Member of Parliament for the Constituency upholding the Constituency's status as a 'Bellweather' since 1974. He was reelected with an increased majority in 2015 but then lost at the General Election in June 2017 despite increasing his personal vote.
Image by Karen Roe.