Atkins meets PM during his visit to Lincolnshire

Victoria Atkins (second right) with Prime Minster David Cameron and other MP hopefuls from the county
Victoria Atkins (second right) with Prime Minster David Cameron and other MP hopefuls from the county

Victoria Atkins, the PPC for Louth and Horncastle, was delighted to welcome the Prime Minister to Lincolnshire last week.

The Prime Minister visited Lincoln with William Hague, the former Foreign Secretary, to launch the Conservative’s policy of ‘English Votes for English Laws’.

Ms Atkins said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the Prime Minister and William Hague to Lincolnshire.

“We are celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta this year and so it was fitting that the Prime Minister chose to launch an important constitutional document in the city of Lincoln, home to one of the four surviving manuscripts.”

Ms Atkins, a highly successful barrister, said she backed the message in the Conservative Party’s new policy.

She added: “The announcement set out plans for a Conservative Government to create a stronger voice for England by delivering English votes for English laws – including the power to vote over an English rate of income tax.

“More powers are now going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – so a fair settlement for all parts of our United Kingdom is needed.”

During his visit, the Prime Minister also pledged to increase NHS spending and said one of his main priorities was to give people access to GP’s on a seven-days-a-week basis.