Lynne Featherstone MP welcomes further fall in unemployment

Lynne Featherstone MP  with Gordon Birtwistle MP, talking to an organisation representative at the Haringey Apprenticeship eventLynne Featherstone MP has today welcomed news that unemployment in her constituency has fallen again.

In Hornsey and Wood Green, there are now 800 less people claiming Job Seekers Allowance than when the Liberal Democrats entered Government in 2010.

Youth unemployment in the constituency has also plummeted – down from 7.8% in May 2010 to 4.8% now.

Creating jobs is a Liberal Democrat priority. Since 2010, the Liberal Democrats in Government have helped businesses create over 1 million private sector jobs, and have helped create 1.2 million apprenticeships. There are now more apprentices than ever before and 86% more than under Labour.

Locally, Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has helped create new apprenticeships, by organising an event for local young people to meet companies offering apprenticeships.

Lynne Featherstone MP commented:

“Work is so important to individuals and families. It pays the bills, gives us purpose and fulfilment, and provides security for our long term futures.

“That’s why I’m so pleased to see unemployment falling – particularly in Hornsey and Wood Green! For two years now, unemployment has fallen month after month here, including a massive drop in youth unemployment.

“In Government and locally the Lib Dems will keep working hard to reduce unemployment, which in turn will help build a stronger economy and create a fairer society – enabling everyone to get on in life.”