Green Party names Lincoln candidate for June general election

The Green Party has named Lincoln hospital doctor Ben Loryman as its official candidate to fight for the Lincoln MP seat in the general election on June 8.

Loryman has been a hospital doctor in Lincolnshire for the last nine years and says he is very worried about the staffing crisis in the NHS, and the impact this is having on local patients.

If elected he has stated he wants to “ensure that some of the £350 million a week promised by the Brexiteers is used to set up a Medical School in Lincolnshire.”

He lives with his partner and two young children in Lincoln.

Ben is also committed to social justice and combatting climate change.

Also standing for re-election is Conservative Karl McCartney, who won in the 2015 general election by beating Labour’s Lucy Rigby by 1,443 votes.

Labour’s candidate for the election on June 8 is councillor and former Mayor of Lincoln Karen Lee.

UKIP have also chosen their candidate for the election in June. Nick Smith, who previously stood in the 2005, 2010 and 2015 general elections, will once again take up the challenge.

The Liberal Democrats announced their selection on May 3 as local business woman Caroline Kenyon.