Lynne Featherstone MP welcomes launch of Lib Dem ‘Million Jobs’ campaign

A million jobs infographicLynne Featherstone MP has today welcomed the Liberal Democrat Million Jobs Campaign, which was launched by Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

More than one million private sector jobs have been created since the Coalition Government came to power. The Liberal Democrats now want to create a million more.

This will build on what Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government have already achieved. Youth unemployment is down, and Business Secretary Vince Cable has overseen a record rise in apprenticeships, including 530 new apprentices in Lynne Featherstone’s constituency of Hornsey and Wood Green.

The million jobs have been created via investment in industry and employer incentives. To support jobs in manufacturing, for instance, £5.5bn extra has been invested into science, high-tech manufacturing and renewable energy.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander has introduced £2,000 cash back on National Insurance contributions for employers who take on more staff.

Local Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone said:

“The Liberal Democrats are building a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life.

“That’s why Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government have helped businesses create more than one million private sector jobs, and now we’re working to help them create a million more.

“I look forward to working with local businesses, community groups and schools and colleges to turn this ambition into reality in Haringey.”