Lincoln MP and nurse Karen Lee puts in second shift at hospital since election victory

MP Karen Lee last week went back to her nursing roots, doing a shift at Lincoln County Hospital for the second time since becoming a member of parliament.

The former city councillor became MP for Lincoln on June 9 after defeating former MP Karl McCartney by 1,538 votes, turning around the previous Conservative majority.

Her recent return to work at Lincoln Hospital was also retweeted by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

The nurse was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary for McDonnell back in July.

Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell with MP Karen Lee. Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite

The new MP has already been vocal in the House of Commons, pleading with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to acknowledge an ‘NHS crisis’, and commit to more funding.

She said: “It was fantastic to do a shift back at Lincoln County Hospital last week.

“I loved catching-up with friends and enjoyed giving good patient centred care too.

“It is worrying what’s going on in the NHS as a whole though, particularly creeping privatisation and shortages of staff and beds.”