Business and energy minister Matthew Hancock visits Lincoln on election tour

Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Energy, visited The Lincolnite as part of his whistle-stop tour of the county on April 22.

The minister, who was elected as MP for West Suffolk in May 2010, discussed the Conservative Party’s plans for small businesses and improving the skills base in Lincoln.

He also clarified his party’s position on onshore wind farms and renewable energy, arguing that local residents should have their views taken into consideration more for these kind of developments.

Business, Enterprise and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock with Karl McCartney

Business, Enterprise and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock with Karl McCartney

Earlier this week, Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling outlined the Conservatives’ plans for the justice system and reform of prisons on his visit to the city.

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