Liberal Democrats are helping people get back into work – Thornton

The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Eastleigh Borough has fallen by 834 people in the last three years - a drop of nearly 60%.

The ONS (Office for National Statistics) said that only 610 in Eastleigh constituency were now claiming Jobseekers' Allowance (July 2014), placing the area as one of the lowest ranked areas for unemployment in the country.

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton said:

"Today's 1.1% jobless rate is down by nearly 60% since the summer of 2011, and that's down to local people and businesses' efforts, driving forward our economy and getting it on the the road to recovery.

"It's great news for our borough, but we know there's more to do to maintain the momentum, and help residents on the cost of living. In Eastleigh we're cutting Council Tax again in real terms for the eleventh year in a row, and next April 53,000 here will receive a further income tax cut thanks to the Lib Dems, with nobody paying tax on the first £10,500 that they earn.

"The Liberal Democrats have built a clear record of delivery on jobs, and I'm particularly proud that we have helped create more than 3400 new local apprenticeships since 2010 as part of rebuilding a stronger economy in a fairer society."

More local jobs and apprenticeships

More local jobs and apprenticeships

Mike's helped boost the number of local apprenticeships to 3440 since 2010 - help his campaign for even more!

Stop the Hamble gravel pit

Stop the Hamble gravel pit

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