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Many more students in Lincoln studying core subjects

Karl McCartney MP, has welcomed the news that the number of students studying for core academic subjects has risen by 103.5 per cent thanks to this Government’s English Baccalaureate.

Drop in local crime means people in Lincolnshire can feel safer

Karl has welcomed news that recorded crime in Lincolnshire has fallen once again over the last twelve months. Latest figures from the independent Office for National Statistics show that since 2010 recorded crime in Lincolnshire has fallen by 18 per cent.

We're right on track to deliver my promise of a railway revamp

As a long standing rail user, Lincoln’s Member of Parliament and a Member of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee I understand rail passengers’ concerns about the costs of rail fares. That is why I have supported the Conservative-led Government in delivering the biggest upgrade to the rail network in modern times which will assist in the delivery of a stronger, more competitive economy and will help secure a better future for Britain. Whilst it is necessary for the fare payer to contribute to this upgrade, I also know that season tickets can often represent one of the biggest calls on household budgets for hardworking families and individuals. 

Karl ‘takes a step’ against prejudice by signing Holocaust Memorial Day Book of Commitment

Marking Holocaust Memorial Day this week, Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, Karl McCartney MP, signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, honouring those who died during the Holocaust as well as honouring the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people about what they endured.

£31,817,222 for new school places in Lincolnshire

Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, Karl McCartney MP, has welcomed the news that the Government has announced an extra £2.35 billion to create more school places. This is in addition to the £5 billion that is already being spent in this Parliament. This means that between 2014 and 2017 schools in Lincolnshire will receive £31,817,222. This is part of the Government’s long-term plan to give every young person the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Karl warmly welcomes major station improvement project at Lincoln

 £250K comprehensive ticket hall refurbishment programmePassengers to benefit from larger brighter booking hallAdditional cycle parking to encourage more people to travel to Lincoln station by bikeStation now equipped with free WifiKarl McCartney MP, the Member of Parliament for the City of Lincoln, has warmly welcomed the £250K investment programme to improve the ticket hall at Lincoln station . This project, financed by East Midlands Trains and Network Rail, will deliver a significantly improved station for Lincoln passengers.

£millions of extra support for pupils in the City of Lincoln

Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, Karl McCartney MP, has welcomed the news that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in Lincoln have been allocated £4,187,000 for 2014/15 to help them achieve their full potential. This is good news for pupils and good news for their families.