Tag Archives: General Election

Opinion: Five reasons Karl McCartney won Lincoln

Karl McCartney speaks into various microphones and cameras

Adam Allcroft provides the Linc with the closest thing we’ve ever had to a ‘listicle’, analysing why Karl beat the pundits to stay MP for Lincoln.

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LIVEBLOG: Lincoln elections count

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Asmund and Gregor, our news editors, are both at the Lincoln count for the parliamentary and local elections. They’ll update you via this liveblog and on Twitter.

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Candidate interview: Ross Pepper (Lib Dem)

Ross Pepper

The Liberal Democrats are in for a beating, if the polls are to be believed. However they are likely to hold several seats and might be part of a new coalition after the General Election. Their candidate in Lincoln, Ross Pepper, says liberal politics still have an important role to play.

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Candidate interview: Elaine Smith (TUSC)

Elaine Smith (on the right) stands for the Trade Unionists and Socialists Coalition in Lincoln.

Standing for the radical left party TUSC (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition), Elaine Smith’s number one mission is to end austerity, and secondly, to bring about socialism.

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Candidate interview: Lucy Rigby (Labour)

Lucy Rigby campaining with Labour activists at the university.

Over the last few decades, the race for the Lincoln seat has been close. In this General Election, Labour candidate Lucy Rigby is the bookies favourite, but not with any huge margin.

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Candidate interview: Helen Powell

Helen Powell (Lincolnshire Independents)

The candidate from Lincolnshire Independents might shun traditional and “tribal” party politics, but she is crystal clear on the values shaping her views.

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Candidate interview: Nick Smith (UKIP)

Nick Smith (right) hopes to ride a purple wave to victory in Lincoln. here with UKIP leader Nigel Farage (left).

Nick Smith, the United Kingdom Independence Party’s (UKIP) prospective parliamentary candidate for Lincoln chats with The Linc about hydrogen technology and how the EU is like the Soviet Union.

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Has the “Green Surge” missed Lincoln?

Lee Thomas, Lincoln Green Party

Despite a £75,000 fundraiser, there’s no Green parliamentary candidate for Lincoln. In a swing seat city with two growing universities, The Linc asks: has the #GreenSurge missed Lincoln?

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Elections 2015: your local candidates

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The general election is now less than a month away, but who can you actually vote for in Lincoln?

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Lucy Rigby responds to accusations of SU hustings hypocrisy

Karl McCartney and Lucy Rigby

Lucy Rigby has been accused of not signing a form allowing her to attend an SU hustings, despite criticising Karl McCartney for not doing so either.

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