As 2014 approaches, Karl hails achievements of the last three-and-half years

Since Karl’s election to Parliament in May 2010 he has:

  • SUPPORTED INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORT:
    Karl lobbied Government colleagues, the Department of Transport and others to secure the development of the Eastern Bypass with many millions of £s of vital funding. The transport infrastructure in and around Lincoln will see significant improvement with pedestrian bridges planned over the level crossings in Lincoln City Centre improving pedestrian access to shops on the High Street. In addition, Karl has helped secure £1.7m from the Department for Transport to ensure the much needed Canwick Road Improvement Scheme will soon be underway with the promise of £1.6 million of additional funding from the Conservative-led Lincolnshire County Council. This work is in addition to the improvements made in and around the Rookery Lane and Brant Road interchange
  • BACKED ENTERPRISE:
    Record numbers of businesses have been created in Lincoln since the General Election. The national economic recovery package this Conservative-led Government put in place has resulted in record numbers of business start-ups in almost every quarter since late 2010. These new companies will create employment opportunities and can ensure Lincoln grows and prospers as the UK economy recovers
  • IMPROVED TRANSPORT LINKS:
    After much negotiation, Lincoln now has a direct rail service to London. Karl continues to push for additional rail services for the residents of Lincoln – both direct to and from London and our cross country services
  • SUPPORTED PEOPLE:
    Karl has voted for much needed tax relief for 39,386 hardworking people in Lincoln. This has lifted an estimated 3,824 people in Lincoln out of income tax altogether.
  • BACKED BUSINESS:
    Karl has helped to secure almost £7 million of regional growth fund monies to support business growth like Dynex and Bifrangi in Lincoln. This money will ensure future prosperity by backing SMEs (Small and Medium sized Enterprises) which are the lifeblood of Lincoln’s economy
  • PROTECTED PEOPLE & JOBS:
    With the support of Lincolnshire County Council, the Lincolnshire Echo and others, Karl campaigned vigorously to save Lincoln Prison from closure to retain jobs and support the economic wellbeing of many businesses

Karl McCartney MP said: “I am continually focussed on ‘building a better Lincoln’ by ensuring that I Put Lincoln First in everything I do. With just over two-thirds of this Parliament completed, I am delighted to report that many of the issues that I have devoted my time to in Westminster are now bearing fruit for the hard working people of my Lincoln Constituency.

“I continue to hold my Constituency Advice Surgeries and frequent local informal drop-in advice surgeries with Conservative Councillors in and around the Constituency on Saturday mornings. In addition I am always happy to meet with individuals informally at a convenient time to them.

“As your Member of Parliament I am here to fight your corner and to continue to: Put Lincoln First!”

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For further information, please contact Karl McCartney MP at karl.mccartney.mp@parliament.uk / 020 7219 7221