James Heappey, prospective Conservative MP for the Wells constituency, says that local communities can look forward to a prosperous economic future – after new figures that show unemployment is continuing to fall.
There are now 657 people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance across the Wells constituency area – that’s 373 less than a year ago, representing a fall of 36 percent. The total fall in the claimant count since the Government came to power in 2010 is 47 percent.
Across the country, a record 30.8 million people are now in work, up by 1.75 million since the last election.
James Heappey said:
“It is great news that fewer people here are now having to rely on Jobseeker’s Allowance and instead, have the security of a job and regular wage.”
“Each week, I am learning about new apprenticeships and full time jobs that are being created across our area and this shows how confidence is growing amongst local employers. Reducing unemployment by almost half in five years is testament to George Osborne’s long term economic plan but also shows the incredible potential in our local economy.
“In the next five years, I will work with local businesses to drive down unemployment even further. We should be proud of what has been achieved so far but there is still so much more to do.
“All this is happening because this Conservative led government have been taking action to fix the economy. In May, voters in the Wells constituency will face a choice between the competence shown by David Cameron and George Osborne in turning around our nation’s economy or the absolute chaos caused by putting the country back in the hands of Ed Miliband and Ed Balls with Alex Salmond holding them to ransom.”