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Lib Dems select local nurse for Lincoln MP candidate

The Liberal Democrats have selected local nurse and charity campaigner David Harding Price to run for Lincoln MP for the party in the 2015 general elections.

David lived in the city since his early childhood and currently lives with his wife in uphill Lincoln, with his grown up family close by.

He is the council member for the Royal College of Nursing in the East Midlands, which covers Lincoln, and he co-founded the teenager cancer support charity, MattDotCom based in the city.

David Harding Price said: “I am honoured to be given the chance to stand for Parliament in my home city of Lincoln and for the chance to represent my fellow residents.

“I feel Lincoln has long been neglected by its MPs who have had no previous connection to the city.

“Lincoln deserves someone who will fight for the city and its residents. We need an MP to whom Lincoln means something and to think positively about the city.

“Lincoln needs a stronger economy to help it through the recovery, but it also needs a fairer society to ensure the vulnerable are helped and protected. Neither the Conservatives or Labour do that for Lincoln.”

The Chair of the Lincolnshire Liberal Democrats, Cllr John Bishop, added: “David is an excellent choice for Lincoln.

“He is someone who has known Lincoln for a long time and has developed an understanding of the needs of local people, and he is not afraid to fight to their behalf.”

In the 2010 elections, Reg Shore, currently County Councillor for Skellingthorpe and Hykeham South, ran for Lincoln MP for the Liberal Democrats.

In the general elections next year current MP Karl McCartney will run for the Conservatives, Lucy Rigby will run for Labour, and Nick Smith for UKIP.