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McCartney’s name change could cost up to £15,000

Karl McCartney speaks into various microphones and cameras

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney’s name might cost the taxpayer up to £15,000 – all because he wants it to be spelt with a superscript ‘c’.

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Parliament playing games with taxpayers’ cash

Parliament is spending £350,000 on an online game to engage younger people into politics. Photo: Maurice Beijer

This week Parliament has advertised to companies to help develop a video game to educate children on politics.

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Martin Bell on Afghanistan and a Lincolnshire uprising

Martin Bell was a war correspondent for the BBC and was injured by shrapnel while reporting on the Bosnian War. Photo: Anneka James

Martin Bell talks to Shane Croucher on why Afghanistan is unwinnable, and what affect the expenses scandal may have on the voting public.

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Martin Bell won’t stand at next General Election


Exclusive — The Linc can reveal that Martin Bell will not be standing as an independent candidate in the upcoming General Election.

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The missing interview with Lincoln MP Gillian Merron

This issue of The Linc was meant to feature an interview with Gillian Merron, MP for Lincoln. So instead we’re bringing you the questions we felt needed answering, and details on some of what she’s done since her election to office in 1997.

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Expenses scandal opens the way for female MPs

The expenses scandal could be the catalyst of change for female members of Parliament, according to Sarah Childs a professor of political science from Bristol University.

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