|Above: During the 2010 General Election campaign in |
Lincoln's Castle Square Eric Pickles with Karl McCartney
Whilst details of the visit are understood to still be being finalised it is expected that Mr. Pickles will be in the here this autumn and will tour a number of projects in the county before being the guest of honor at a Gala Dinner in the evening.
Benedict Brogan, of the Daily Mail, says of the popular grass-roots politician:
"If you ever start to worry that Dave's Conservatives are all soft-cheeked trendy toffs, take a moment to admire the girth, the stout cloth, dammit, even the tie-clip of this briny, plain-speaking, subtle, human politician."