16 June 2024

MP campaigns to overturn ‘ban’ on Tesco cat

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart is campaigning to have the “unfair” ban on Lincoln, Hornsea’s “Tesco cat”, to be reversed.

On hearing of the “injustice”, the animal-loving MP immediately wrote to Ken Murphy, CEO of Tesco, and the store management to demand that Lincoln be returned to his spot on the bags of compost in the store’s foyer, as well as launching a petition at grahamstuart.com/Justice4Lincoln.

Lincoln, who has become a local celebrity, had been a regular feature at the store for three years until a sudden change of heart on the part of the store’s management team saw him escorted from the premises.

Owners Lorraine and Kris Clarke were shocked to learn that their cat would no longer be welcome at the store. Lorraine said: “Lincoln is so much more than ‘just a cat’!

He brings joy to so many people – not just locally, but globally now too. “My husband and I are amazed that his story has caught the eye of our local MP, Graham Stuart.”

Mr Stuart said: “It’s not right that Lincoln has been removed from his perch atop the compost at Tesco in Hornsea.

“He’s not hurting anyone, and he brings joy to the community – that’s why I have launched a petition calling for the reversal of this unfair ban.”

PHOTO: Oliver Clarke