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Jobs fair just the next step in ensuring Lincoln is working

Since the 2010 General Election we have seen, and welcomed, levels of unemployment falling in Lincoln.Now the Government has taken further steps to help create an environment for economic growth with cuts to corporation tax; limiting national insurance contributions for young workers; and also increasing Personal Allowances up to £10,000 from this April.These moves should be welcomed wholeheartedly as we also see a positive trend in youth unemployment. However, I recognise that there are many young people who are still looking for work.

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.

Karl McCartney joins fight against breast cancer

Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, Karl McCartney MP, has joined the fight against breast cancer again this year by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s biggest (and pinkest) fundraiser, wear it pink day for the third year running.