Jake Berry, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the Conservative Party in Rossendale and Darwen, today revealed figures showing unemployment in this area of East Lancashire has increased by 85% in the last year.
Jake commented, “We all know someone who is either being made redundant or is under threat. I have been involved in consultation processes twice in the last year. The increase in the number of unemployed is scary for all of us trying to manage our family budget. This has got to change. It’s time to ‘Get Britain Working’ again.”
Figures also showed that the jobless total had grown by 72% since 1997. Jake commented, “12 years of Gordon Brown’s Labour party has not cured our job crisis, it has made it worse. It’s time for real apprenticeships for young people and tax breaks for companies that create jobs. It’s time to “Get Britain Working” again.