Catch up with the Lincoln elections campaign highlights

Throughout the local and parliamentary election period candidates vying for votes from the Lincoln electorate have made the headlines, taking part in exclusive interviews, hustings and welcoming party leaders.

After the polls close at 10pm on May 7, you can follow live coverage during the count ahead of the results, have your say on social media using #LincolnVotes and also check out our Elections 2015 hub.

Here are the top elections stories on The Lincolnite in the final political roundup:

The #LincolnDebate

The Lincoln Debate was a historic event as a result of a collaboration between The Lincolnite, Lincolnshire Echo and BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

The 90-minute programme was simulcast online and on FM radio and saw a 200-strong audience put five out of the six Lincoln MP candidates in the hot seat.

Conservative MP candidate Karl McCartney, who is defending his Lincoln seat, did not attend.

Live commentary, additional views from a panel of independent pundits and a series of exclusive infographics where added to the debate action via a liveblog, which people can rewind here.

The Big 5 Questions

All six Lincoln MP candidates took part in a series of exclusive video interviews with The Lincolnite. They each answered a set of five questions based on the most important issues selected by residents of Lincoln.

Each candidate’s Big 5 Questions interview is available to watch back:

On the campaign trail

The Lincoln MP candidates welcomed a number of high-profile guests during their campaigns, as they announced key policies and appealed to voters in the city.

The city was pinned at a battleground by the two parties dominating the polls with both Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband making stops on their campaign tours.

Photos: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photos: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Influential figures from both parties spoke with The Lincolnite in a series of #LincolnVotes interviews, including Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling, Minister for Business, Innovations and Environment Matthew Hancock and Shadow Minister for Arts Chris Bryant.

All are available to watch back via the playlist here:

Meet the MP candidates

The six parliamentary candidates for the Lincoln MP seat in the 2015 general election.

The six parliamentary candidates for the Lincoln MP seat in the 2015 general election.

The parties fielded their candidates for the Lincoln parliamentary constituency on April 9, with the Green party remaining absent once again despite its rise in popularity. The candidates standing each outlined why they wanted the votes in what’s tipped to be one of the tightest general elections in recent times.

Read what the candidates had to say in their columns here.

There are 45 parliamentary candidates standing in the 11 constituencies across Lincolnshire. See who’s standing elsewhere in the county.

Meet the local candidates

See who's standing in your ward.

See who’s standing in your ward.

Altogether, 59 hopefuls are in the battle for the 11 councillor positions on the City of Lincoln Council.

They represent six parties: Conservative, Green, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) and UKIP.

No Lincolnshire Independents have been fielded in this local election.

See our breakdown of who’s standing in each ward in Lincoln.


Candidates vying to become Lincoln’s next MP took part in an election hustings at Bishop Grosseteste University

Candidates vying to become Lincoln’s next MP took part in an election hustings at Bishop Grosseteste University

A number of other hustings events which took place in Lincoln made the headlines, none of which however involved all six candidates for the Lincoln constituency.

Rewind the highlights from the hustings event hosted by Bishop Grosseteste Students’ Union here. 

Catch up with the answers the candidates gave small business owners who quizzed them at a hustings event hosted by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) here.

Also see…

Lincoln voters’ intentions have been demonstrated by a number of independent polls and surveys over recent weeks. breakdowns and columns can be found on our Elections 2015 hub.

A record number of voters have registered to place their crosses on May 7. Stay with The Lincolnite for live coverage of the results and exclusive coverage from the count throughout the night.