Business Club to Host Q&A with Local MP & Council Leader

Lincoln Business Club is inviting members of the city’s business community to put their burning questions to MP Karl McCartney and Leader of City of Lincoln Council Ric Metcalfe.

On Friday 27th April, Lincoln Business Club’s monthly meeting will be a Q&A style event giving members the opportunity to discuss issues affecting businesses in the city with the Lincoln MP and the Leader of the Council.

They’ll also be able to find out what each politician’s priorities for Lincoln are and their plans for economic growth.

Karl McCartney, Conservative Party Member of Parliament since May 2010, is involved in a number of Lincoln-based organisations, charities and voluntary sector groups.

Ric Metcalfe meanwhile has served on the city council since 1982 and was Leader of the Council between 1999 and 2007. He returned to the role when Labour regained control of the council in May 2011.

Karl said he’s very much looking forward to attending: “I’m delighted to have been invited along with Cllr Ric Metcalfe to the Q&A session on 27th April organised by the Lincoln Business Club to discuss my aspirations and priorities as the Member of Parliament for the City of Lincoln.

“I am also looking forward to taking questions from the business community in our city and am grateful for the opportunity to listen to their views and comments on how the recent Budget will affect them.  My meetings with the Lincoln Business Club are always enjoyable affairs and I am relishing the chance to meet with them again.”

Council Leader Ric Metcalfe added:" Growing the local economy is a top priority for the City of Lincoln Council. I am delighted to have the opportunity to discuss how we can achieve this with leading local business representatives."

Richard Hare, Chairman of Lincoln Business Club, said: “Having our local MP and council leader at our meeting for a Q&A is an exciting opportunity for Lincoln business owners to voice their opinions to the most important people for change – our local representatives.

“We hope the April meeting will be the first of many open forum sessions with local leaders and policy makers,” he added.

Business club members can submit their questions for Mr McCartney and Mr Metcalfe before the meeting by emailing as well as on the day.


Lincoln Business Club is a not-for-profit, voluntary organisation that provides networking opportunities for the city’s business community and currently has over 600 members.

The club meets at Lincoln City Football Club on the last Friday of every month at 7am. You don’t have to be a member to attend and entrance costs just £3.