Following the proposal by the Labour-run Lincoln City Council to close Lincoln’s Christmas Market, Karl, the City’s Conservative MP, who always Puts Lincoln First, said: “Our Christmas Market is part of the city's rich heritage as much as the cathedral, castle and the Romans. To cancel it will clearly damage tourism, traders and Lincoln's way of life. It is a shallow, stupid and shoddy decision.
“Once again, the Labour-run City Council has proved it does not understand or really care about Lincoln at all. Their so-called alternative plans do not cut the mustard and will not be as popular as the market which attracts people from across the UK and the world, and puts our wonderful City on the map. They must think again and come up with plans with respect to its management instead, mindful of everyone’s safety. That is what responsible councils do.”
Lincoln Christmas Market has been in place since 1982.