Unemployment down by 60% in Newcastle

Unemployment down by 60% in Newcastle Since 2010

Conservative candidate for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Owen Meredith, today pledged to do more to bring jobs and investment to the area and to boost local wages, if elected to parliament on June 8th. 

He highlighted that unemployment in Newcastle has fallen significantly from 1,982 when the Conservative-led government came to power in May 2010 and today stands at 825 (March 2017). This represents a fall from 4.8% to 1.9%*.

Owen commented:

“We have seen huge progress under the Conservatives locally, with unemployment falling dramatically. More people in work, providing more families with the security of a job and income. 

“I’m proud that this Conservatives government has cut taxes for working people by £1,000 a year and helped raise the wages of over 6,000 of the lowest paid in our area by introducing the National Living Wage. I want us to do more, and if you elect me on June 8th, Newcastle will have a strong voice in parliament speaking up for hard working local people."

Owen has already promised to be a champion for Newcastle and North Staffordshire, and to work with the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and local business leaders to bring jobs and investment to the region.



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