New MP welcomes work figures

Maggie Throup and Jessica Lee
Maggie Throup and Jessica Lee

Maggie Throup, MP for Erewash, has welcomed new figures showing 1,498 fewer people in Erewash claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit 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 .

Jobs are being created in Erewash by businesses like William West Distribution.

Ms Throup said: “Conservatives are committed to achieving full employment, so everyone who wants to work can have the security of a regular pay-packet. This 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 1,498 fewer people are relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit across Erewash - 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.”