Lincoln Cathedral officials query omission from UK city report

Lincoln Cathedral
Image caption Lincoln has not been included in the survey of 64 UK cities

Officials at Lincoln Cathedral have questioned why a study comparing economic performance in UK cities has not included Lincoln.

The annual report by Centre for Cities, a policy and research charity, assessed the economic health of British cities.

The Dean's Verger John Campbell said Lincoln was an important city and should be recognised for its history.

The research group said government guidelines meant Lincoln's population was too low for it to be included.

The report highlights areas which could benefit from investment.

Mr Campbell said Lincoln had the largest cathedral and charters dating back to 1157 and 1206. "It's important that the city is recognised," he said.

He added that Lincoln should have been included in the report's findings, especially if extra funds were made available as a result of it.

Mr Campbell said: "The city is part of the tourism industry and we need people to visit and need more funding to move forward."

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