Loughborough’s MP, Nicky Morgan, welcomes a fall in local unemployment

Nicky Morgan has highlighted Government achievements in Loughborough and the East Midlands with Conservative Party Conference just a few days away.

Since the 2010 General Election, in April 2010, 1,785 people were on out of work benefits, with that figure now at 1,236. This means in Loughborough we’ve gone from 2.5% of the working population out of work to 1.7%.

Date Loughborough Loughborough
(%)
East Midlands
(%)
Great Britain
(%)
Apr 2010 1,785 2.5 3.7 3.8
Aug 2013 1,236 1.7 3.2 3.3

In the East Midlands region as a whole, figures show that 29,000 more people are in work since the General Election. 1.72 million people in the East Midlands have also seen their personal income tax cut due the raising of the personal allowance. In addition, 122,000 people have started apprenticeships in the region since May 2010.

Commenting Nicky Morgan said: “Over the last 5 years we have had some frankly difficult times. We are however starting to see better times in Loughborough and the East Midlands.

More work is certainly needed, but we are on the right path and progress is being made. Growth is up and unemployment is down, with private sector jobs and apprenticeships being created in record numbers.

Another Labour government would just offer higher taxes, further borrowing and an Energy policy which will cost hardworking people more.

The Prime Minister will be highlighting this at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester next week.”