Chancellor George Osborne joined more than 500 Conservatives from across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire at a fundraiser last night to support the work of Matt Warman, Member of Parliament for Boston and Skegness.
The function, held on 7th January at Newark Showground, saw MPs from across the East Midlands, including Lincolnshire’s John Hayes, Stephen Phillips and Victoria Atkins all helping to raise funds for four targeted seats, with the evening’s auction alone raising £10,000.
The Chancellor spoke to guests about both the politics of Westminster and the global economic opportunities and challenges facing the UK. George Osborne highlighted the contribution Matt has made in Parliament on a range of issues since his election in May, and praised the work of local activists who had supported Conservative election efforts across the region.
Matt said, “It was great to see so much support for MPs from across the East Midlands, and I am grateful to the Chancellor for taking the time to help us raise extra money for our local associations. We had an enjoyable evening, and the funds raised will really help towards our campaigns for re-election in 2020, as well as local campaigns to support our County Councillors and Marc Jones’s bid to become Lincolnshire’s next Police and Crime Commissioner.”