Twenty plus political leaders and senior party members from across the political spectrum in Lincolnshire and Greater Lincolnshire have signed a letter urging the County’s electors to Vote Leave in the EU Referendum on June 23.
The signatories include Members of Parliament, Members of the European Parliament and Council Leaders. The political parties include the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Lincolnshire Independents and United Kingdom Independent Party (UKIP).
The letter is issued today, Wednesday June 14, as the start of Greater Lincolnshire Vote Leave Grand Tour led by Karl McCartney, Member of Parliament for Lincoln.
The Tour will be visiting 14 different towns and locations across Lincolnshire and Greater Lincolnshire in one day. Starting from Lincoln, it will travel anticlockwise around the County including stopping at Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Boston and Louth.
Karl McCartney JP MP, Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, said; “The signatories on this letter not only highlight the strength and depth of feeling in our County that we should Vote to Leave the European Union, it also shows that those holding this view are from a very wide range of political parties. It is a very broach church indeed.
“With the Greater Lincolnshire Vote Leave Grand Tour on Wednesday and a wide range of different Vote Leave events taking place up until, and on, Polling Day, there is real momentum behind the campaign. We are all confident that the good people of Lincolnshire and Greater Lincolnshire will be Voting Leave.”
The schedule for today is:
0700 Breakfast at Churchills, High St. (off Clasketgate)
0745 Lincoln – Castle/Cathedral
0845 Gainsborough – Market Place
1000 Louth – The Market Place
1045 Skegness – The Seafront (at The Clock Tower roundabout)
1140 Cleethorpes – The Promenade at The Pier
1215 Grimsby - Nuns Corner/War Memorial
1245 Brigg – The Buttercross
1315 Scunthorpe – North Lincolnshire Shopping Park (outside M&S)
1445 Grantham – High Street/Guildhall junction
1530 Stamford – Red Lion Square
1600 Spalding – Red Lion Street
1630 Boston – The Stump
1715 Sleaford – Town Square
We, the undersigned representatives, are urging the good people of the County of Lincolnshire and in the Greater Lincolnshire area to Vote Leave in the European Union Referendum on Thursday 23rd June 2016.
We believe an independent Britain will benefit both our County and our Country as a whole, now, and in the future. We believe in a sovereign democracy and not a federal oligarchy.
By leaving the European Union, Britain will once again be able to address the unprecedented number of economic migrants coming into the Country who are placing huge pressure on our schools, housing, welfare and health services. More jobs will be created in both our County and Country as we will cut the burden of endless Brussels’ bureaucracy on our businesses, so our small businesses through to large employers will be able to trade more freely with the whole world.
Additionally, by leaving the European Union, we will regain control of our laws, our democracy and those who govern us. We will be a sovereign Country once again. Those who we elect we can remove, something that is impossible inside the un-democratic European Union.
By Voting Leave on 23rd June, our County, our Country and our future will be far brighter than if we remain in the European Union.
If you have not yet seen ‘Brexit: The Movie’ – do search for it on YouTube, Facebook or anywhere on the internet. It will inform, shock and worry you in equal measure. We have seen what 40 years has taken from us as a member of the EU, do we really want another 40 years of the same?
For the sake of freedom please Vote Leave on the 23rd June and make it Independence Day for Britain.
Rt. Hon John Hayes MP, South Holland & The Deepings (Conservative)
Sir Edward Leigh MP, Gainsborough (Conservative)
Andrew Lewer MEP, East Midlands (Conservative)
Karl McCartney JP MP, Lincoln (Conservative)
Emma McClarkin MEP, East Midlands (Conservative)
Andrew Percy MP, Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme (Conservative)
Stephen Phillips QC MP, Sleaford & North Hykeham (Conservative)
Martin Vickers MP, Cleethorpes (Conservative)
Councillor Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council (Conservative)
Councillor Jeff Summers, Leader of West Lindsey District Council (Conservative)
Councillor Bob Adams, South Kesteven District Council (Conservative)
Councillor Tony Bridges, Chairman of Economic Scrutiny, Lincolnshire County Council (Conservative)
Councillor Colin Davie, Councillor for The Ingoldmells Rural Division of Lincolnshire County Council (Conservative)
Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, Lincolnshire County Council (Conservative)
Councillor Mike Gallagher, Deputy Leader of the North Kesteven Council (Conservative)
Councillor Angela Newton, District councillor for Spalding Monkshouse and County Councillor Spalding West (Lincolnshire Independents)
Councillor Helen Powell, Lincolnshire County Council and South Kesteven District Council (Lincolnshire Independents)
Councillor Charles Shaw, Bardney Group Parish Council (Liberal Democrats)
Councillor Jane Smith, Hartsholme Division, Lincolnshire County Council (UKIP)
Councillor Edmund Strengiel, Leader of Lincoln City Council Conservative Group (Conservative)
Councillor Nick Worth, Executive Member for Culture and Heritage, Lincolnshire County Council (Conservative)
Mr Andrew Ogg, FCA
Mr Nick Smith, Chairman, UKIP Lincoln (UKIP)
Mr Tony Wells, Deputy Chairman, UKIP Lincoln (UKIP)