PM’s resignation a “shock to the system”, says Lincoln MP Karl McCartney

Despite defying his party leader’s campaign for Britain to remain a member of the European Union, Conservative MP for Lincoln Karl McCartney said Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation was a “shock to the system”.

Speaking to The Lincolnite after the referendum votes were announced on Friday, June 24, Karl said he was “elated” at the result in Lincoln.

“People have had their say and they’ve said they want to leave the EU.”

In Lincoln the Leave camp won by a majority of 56.9% to 43.1%. The turnout was 69.3%

Check out the full breakdown of voting results and turnouts across the whole of the Greater Lincolnshire region.

“I’m a little bit shocked that he wanted to go so quickly. He’d already said after the general election win last year that he would stand down as leader and Prime Minister before the next general election, so we all knew that was in the offing.

“He’s pulled out after the results of last night and this morning and it’s a bit of a shock to the system.

“I was very happy with David Cameron. He has been delivering, he has been very credible and a superb Prime Minister.”

Some 57% of people who took part in a poll on The Lincolnite agreed that David Cameron was right to step down from his role as Prime Minister.

Politicians and business leaders across Lincolnshire have been reflecting on the outcome of the EU Referendum. Catch up here.