Lucy Allan, Telford’s Parliamentary Candidate, has welcomed new figures showing 1,166 fewer people in Telford claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance compared to 2010 - a 45% per cent fall. This means more people with the self-respect and security of a good job and a regular pay packet.
People are getting off benefits and into work across the West Midlands, with 94,000 more people in work compared to the last election.
Overall there are now a record 30.80 million people in work, with 1.75 million more people in work since 2010.
Lucy said: ‘It’s great news that 1,166 fewer people in Telford are relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance to get by. This is a clear sign that the Conservatives' long-term economic plan is working – helping people get off benefits and into work.
‘This is happening because we’ve been backing businesses to create more jobs with lower taxes and better infrastructure, and fixing the welfare system to make sure work pays.
‘This means a better future for families in Telford as more people have the financial security and self-respect that comes with a good job and a regular pay-packet.’