Lincoln MP invites Prime Minister to visit city

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney invited Prime Minister David Cameron to visit the city.

The MP was speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday while wearing a colourful tie presented to him recently by the Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force.

He asked the Prime Minister to visit Lincoln’s progress in the manufacturing and engineering sector, to which David Cameron replied “I shall try and take it up.”

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney asked:

“Is my Rt Hon Friend aware of recent very good news in the manufacturing and engineering sectors in Lincoln. Hoval have seen an increase in turnover of over 20% to around £17.5 million, Italian firm Bifrangi have confirmed a £50 million investment in a new tooling press, one of the largest in the world, and Siemens are involved with the first new Engineering School in our country for 20 years, at the University of Lincoln. Would my Rt. Hon. Friend accept my personal invitation to visit Lincoln and see for himself the excellent progress our city is enjoying under his Conservative-led Government?”

Prime Minister David Cameron replied:

“I am very grateful for my Hon. Friend’s invitation and I shall try and take it up. As I said earlier, [despite] the very disappointing [GDP figures] today, underneath there is a rebalancing that needs to take place and is taking place, in terms of manufacturing investment, in terms of exports and in terms of the government getting behind that with more investment in apprenticeships, more investment in technical hubs at our universities like the one at the University of Lincoln, and cutting business taxes so we get Britain working and making things again.”