Neil Parish MP: Unemployment fall means a brighter future for working people in Tiverton and Honiton

Neil Parish MP has welcomed new figures showing 630 fewer people in Tiverton and Honiton claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance compared to 2010 - a 57 per cent drop. This means more people in work, with the security of a good job and a regular pay packet so they can provide for themselves and their families. Jobs are being created in Devon by businesses like Aston Manor Brewery in Tiverton.

People are getting off benefits and into work across the South West, with 164,569 more people in work since the last Labour Government. Across the UK, there are 2.05 million more people at work than at the end of thirteen years of a Labour Government.

Neil Parish MP said:

‘Conservatives are committed to achieving full employment, so everyone who wants to work can have the security of a regular pay-packet. It is the best route out of poverty, and getting more good jobs across the UK means we can renew our country as a place where people who work hard and do the right thing are able to get on.

‘It’s excellent news that 630 fewer people are relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance in Tiverton and Honiton – that’s more families here with the stability and security of a regular pay packet.

‘This is thanks to the hard work and the determination of people here, and the Conservatives’ strong leadership and clear economic plan, which is committed to building a Britain that offers working people security at every stage of their life.’