avid Mackintosh has welcomed new figures showing 1,078 fewer people in Northampton South claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance compared to 2010 – a 40 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 East Midlands, with 124,000 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.
Jobs are being created in Northampton South by businesses like Cosworth and Carlsberg.
David Mackintosh said: “It’s great news that 1,078 fewer people in Northampton South 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. We’ve been seeing this work locally with new jobs at places like Cosworth and Carlsberg.
“This means a better future for families in Northampton South, as more people have the financial security and self-respect that comes with a good job and a regular pay-packet.”