Young local man tipped among Lincoln Labour’s favourites for MP candidate

A 21-year-old Lincoln man is among the favourites to be selected by the local Labour group as their MP candidate in the June 8 general election.

Liam Young is a political commentator at The Independent and also had TV appearances on Sky News recently. He studied International Relations at the London School of Economics.

Politics runs in the family, as his grandfather, Roland Hurst, is a former mayor of Lincoln and leader of the city council. Liam is also a strong Jeremy Corbyn supporter according to posts on his social media.

Councillor Rosanne Kirk

The other two favourites in the race are local councillor and former Mayor Karen Lee (Carholme) and councillor Rosanne Kirk (Birchwood), who didn’t make the final Labour selection for the 2016 Sleaford & North Hykeham by-election.

City Councillor Karen Lee. Photo: The Lincolnite

Lucy Rigby, the Labour PPC candidate from the 2015 election, has not stepped forward yet to reclaim her spot.

Lucy Rigby. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

David Prescott, son of the former Deputy PM, and the Gainsborough PPC in 2015, previously expressed an interest in the Lincoln seat, but has not come forward this time. He wasn’t selected for a safe seat in Hull either.

David Prescott. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

National Labour executive and regional party members are set to meet on Tuesday to pick the Lincoln Labour PPC.

This week the Conservatives re-selected Karl McCartney as their candidate in the election.

UKIP or the Lib Dems have not selected their local candidates either.