Gainsborough MP has welcomed the call for a general election

Gainsborough MP, Sir Edward Leigh, has welcomed the Prime Minister's call for a general election in June and said that he hopes to be the Conservative party's candidate.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 18th April 2017, 2:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:45 pm
Sir Edward Leigh
Sir Edward Leigh

He said: “Voters here in Lincolnshire and across the country are backing Theresa May. In the months since she entered Number 10, the Prime Minister has shown good judgement and strong character.

“In the upcoming election I hope to be the Conservative candidate for Gainsborough and continue my service to the people I live amongst.

“Every vote for the Conservatives will make our country stronger. I look forward to being part of a clear Conservative majority that will deliver free trade and control of our own borders.

“It would be an honour to stand again for Gainsborough and help the Prime Minister deliver the best Brexit deal possible.”