Lincoln Conservative Association were proud to fight alongside our candidate, and now Member of Parliament, Karl McCartney in the 2010 General Election, in the now extended constituency of Lincoln that includes, along with the City of Lincoln, the areas of Waddington and Bracebridge Heath to the South and Skellingthorpe to the West. Karl and his family moved to Lincoln in early 2004 following his initial selection for Lincoln.
Karl was born in Birkenhead in the North West and lived in Cheshire until he left Birkenhead School for Boys in the mid 1980s when he spent a year near Reading before attending University in Wales. He completed his first degree in Geography from St. David’s University College and was President of his Students’ Union for a year.
Karl started his full time working life in London in 1992 where he worked in various roles including in the City of London for 5 years before he embarked on a new role as Director of a consultancy company set up with one of his brothers. Karl completed his second degree, an MBA, at Kingston University Business School in 1999 and now specialises as a Corporate Strategy and Communications Consultant for a number of clients and agencies.
Karl has been a Councillor, a school governor since 1995 and a magistrate since 1999. His interests outside of politics centre mainly around various sports having played football to a high standard in his younger days, including captaining the Welsh Universities XI 1990-91. More recently he has organised charity rugby tournaments where he professes to be one of the largest (and slowest) fly-halfs in the country, as well as playing cricket, croquet and golf when he has the time.
Karl McCartney's Experience
Karl has been a Councillor, a school governor since 1995 and a magistrate since 1999. He has stood for the Party in various local elections and in Lincoln at the General Election in 2005 where he and the Lincoln Campaign Team had fun and fought a local, effective campaign that culminated in a 5%+ swing and a near halving of the Labour majority. As well as working professionally for the Party in the mid 1990s, Karl has held a number of voluntary positions throughout the Party hierarchy and continues to ensure that the Party maintains its meritocratic tradition as far as he is able to influence its development.
Karl has always impressed the Members of Lincoln Conservative Association with his energy and enthusiasm as he pledged to continue to fight for the City he acknowledges it is a privilege and honour to represent in Westminster. He is always willing to step forward and fight for the issues that matter to the people of Lincoln. Karl is a member of a plethora of professional associations and organisations as well as various local societies, and Lincoln based interest groups. Karl is also flushed with pride to have been appointed as a board member of the Upper Witham Internal, and Witham First Drainage Boards by the recently victorious Conservative Group who now control the City Council for the first time in 25 years, following their success at the May 2007 elections.