North Hykeham

Video: Watch new Sleaford and North Hykeham MP refuse to speak to media after being elected

The new Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Caroline Johnson has astonishingly been escorted out of the count without speaking to the media, just minutes after being decisively elected.

Johnson, the Conservative candidate, was elected with a majority of over 13,000 in the by-election held on Thursday, December 8.

Instead of the customary interviews following the election, Johnson was ushered out of the venue without speaking to any journalists, before being driven away.

Watch Lincolnshire Reporter’s footage of the incident as we tried in vain to hear her thoughts on being elected.

Update, Friday, December 9: Caroline released the following statement in an email: “It is an enormous honour to be elected as the Member of Parliament for Sleaford and North Hykeham – the community where I live with my family and call home.

“I am grateful that people across this constituency have put their faith in me and I will not let them down. I campaigned on a five-point plan to take action on the issues that matter locally, and now I will work to deliver that plan.

“In doing so, I look forward to strengthening the Government’s majority – helping to ensure that we deliver what the people of the UK voted for in the referendum, make a success of Brexit, and build a country that works for everyone.”