Conservative candidate welcomes jobs boost

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Figures showing a fall in unemployment in Louth and Horncastle have been welcomed by the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for the constituency.

Latest figures show that 520 fewer people are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Louth & Horncastle since 2010, a drop of 36 per cent. Conservative candidate Victoria Atkins said: “It is excellent news that 520 fewer people are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Louth and Horncastle. This makes a huge difference to people’s lives, meaning many more local people can look forward to a brighter, more secure future, for themselves

and their families.

“This has happened because, coupled with the hard work of local businesses, the Government has been reforming welfare so it rewards the willingness to work. This is part of the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan. I would like to hear from local businesses and entrepreneurs about how, as their

Conservative candidate, I can support them and help them thrive.”

Across the East Midlands 117,000 more people are in work compared to the last election. Throughout Britain the number of people relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance has fallen below 1 million for the first time since 2008.