Lincoln Conservatives re-select Karl McCartney for MP candidate

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The Lincoln Conservatives have re-selected Karl McCartney to stand for the city MP role in the next general elections.

He first ran in the 2005 elections, but was elected as Lincoln MP only in 2010, ousting Labour’s Gillian Merron by 1,058 votes.

Karl McCartney was re-elected in 2015, beating Labour candidate Lucy Rigby by 1,443 votes.

But he was unseated in the 2017 snap elections by Labour’s Karen Lee by a margin of 1,538 votes.

Reacting to the news of his re-selection, Karl McCartney, 50, tweeted saying he was “honoured to have been re-adopted”.

The next general election is scheduled for May 2022 under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.

However, an election may be held at an earlier date if two thirds of MPs vote for it, or if a vote of no confidence in the government is passed.