Rasen MP welcomes latest job figures

Edward Leigh
Edward Leigh

Market Rasen MP Sir Edward Leigh has welcomed the latest figures that show more people are in work than ever 
before.

In the Gainsborough constituency, the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by 574 – a 32 per cent drop since 
2010.

Sir Edward welcomed the new figures, which show that unemployment is at a 40-year low and that the number of young people out of work has fallen by 140 people on average every day under the Conservatives.

Sir Edward said: “Under the Conservatives a record number of people are now in work as unemployment continues to fall to record lows.

“And with wages rising faster than prices, paypackets can go further.

“That means more people have the security of a job and are able to provide for their families.

“We want to do more to deliver more well-paid jobs, which is why we have launched our modern Industrial Strategy.

“Labour would put all this at risk.

“Only the Conservatives will continue to take the balanced approach our economy needs to support businesses to create better, higher paying jobs, ensuring our future security and prosperity.”