EXCLUSIVE: Home Secretary visits Louth and Horncastle constituency

Home Secretary Theresa May visited Woodhall Spa yesterday (Tuesday) and pledged a new Conservative government would tackle important local issues like crime and immigration.

She was in the area to help launch the official start of Conservative candidate Victoria Atkins’ bid to win the Louth and Horncastle seat at next month’s General Election.

Theresa May and Victoria Atkins EMN-150104-120550001

Theresa May and Victoria Atkins EMN-150104-120550001

The Home Secretary was happy to take part in an exclusive interview with this newspaper.

She praised Lincolnshire Police for their efforts to drive down crime by 20 per cent but appeared to rule out pleas for extra funding for the force.

She went on to say the Conservatives were the only party capable of tackling concerns surrounding immigration.

The Home Secretary admitted she understood how important immigration was in Lincolnshire.

She gave a rousing endorsement to Ms Atkins, saying she had every confidence she would make a first class MP.

The Home Secretary also paid tribute to outgoing MP Sir Peter Tapsell, describing him as ‘in institution.’

Mrs May, the highest ranking politician to visit the area for many years, went on a walkabout in Woodhall Spa.

To read a full account of the interview - and discover what the Home Secretary bought from a Woodhall Spa business - get your copy of next week’s newspaper.