December 10, 2019 3.59 pm This story is over 52 months old

MP hopefuls react after grilling at Lincoln Debate

They faced questions from a 100-strong audience

Candidates bidding to become Lincoln’s next MP said they were prepared ahead of Thursday’s General Election after facing a grilling at The Lincoln Debate hosted by The Lincolnite and BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

All seven hopefuls faced questions on climate change, Brexit, the NHS and education from a some 100-strong audience moderated by BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter Rod Whiting.

Both Labour and Conservative candidates, Karen Lee and Karl McCartney, were hit with tough questions over Brexit and their party’s leaders.

Meanwhile, The Brexit Party’s Reece Wilkes made the shock announcement afterwards that he no longer wished to stand as a candidate.

It’s too late to remove his name from the ballot papers.

You can also watch our audience reaction video below

The candidates standing in Lincoln on the December 12 are:

  • Karen Lee – Labour
  • Karl McCartney – Conservative
  • Caroline Kenyon – Liberal Democrat
  • Reece Wilkes – The Brexit Party
  • Charles Shaw – Liberal Party
  • Sally Horscroft – Green Party
  • Rob Bradley – Independent

Watch the full Lincoln Debate