Meeting to herald vital investment?

Victoria Atkins
Victoria Atkins

Victoria Atkins, the Conservative candidate for Louth and Horncastle, has met county councillors to discuss a number of key issues.

Victoria was among the Tory Parliamentary candidates who attended the meeting, along with serving MPs.

Topics discussed included plans for the local economy, investment in roads and rail, and the future of healthcare in the county.

The three “coastal” candidates whose constituencies include the Lincolnshire coastline – Victoria Atkins, Marc Jones (Grimsby) and Matt Warman (Boston & Skegness) - also vowed to work together on the issues specific to coastal areas, including the need to maintain strong defences against flooding.

Victoria said: “We all know in life that teamwork produces results and politics is no different.

“I look forward to working with Conservative colleagues across the county in the run-up to the election and beyond on issues that matter to us all - our health, our livelihoods, our children’s futures.

“As Conservatives, we will work together to help ensure that Lincolnshire remains a wonderful place to live and work.”

Meanwhile, Ms Atkins has welcomed a new initiative by the government to improve mobile coverage and end ‘partial not-spots’ – areas where there is coverage from one or more but not all of the four mobile networks – in Louth and Horncastle.

She added: “On my travels around the constituency, I am on the lookout for mobile phone blackspots, where there is no or very poor network coverage.”

“For example, I visited residents, voluntary groups and businesses in Woodhall Spa and poor mobile reception in the village was high on their list of priorities.

“I am pleased that the Secretary of State, Sajid Javed, is working with mobile operators to encourage voluntary improvements to their networks.

“If that does not succeed, we should consider whether new laws are required to improve coverage, allowing users to roam between networks.”