Grant Shapps MP, the Chairman of the Conservative Party, joined the party's has five candidates, Emma McClarkin MEP, Andrew Lewer, Rupert Matthews, Stephen Castens and Brendan Clarke-Smith who are looking for victory in the election on Thurdsay, 22nd May 2014. Also in attendance were several of the county's Members of Parliament - Sir Edward Leigh MP (Gainsborough), Karl McCartney MP (Lincoln) as well as Mark Simmonds MP (Boston & Skegness); together with local councillors and activists.
Mr. Shapps said that only by voting Conservative can people take part in a referendum on Britain’s place in Europe.
“Most people did not get a say in the last referendum on Europe in the 70s, which people thought was about joining the Common Market. It is time to give people a proper say.
“A referendum means voting Conservative.”Emma McClarkin MEP, commenting on the rise of UK Independence Party, said:
“We are fighting this election every step of the way. The reality is UKIP has no MPs, no power and no plans for the future.”