Since I was elected in 2010 there has been good news on jobs in the Moorlands.Under this Conservative government, unemployment continues to fall, meaning more people are in work, taking home a pay packet and are able to provide for their families. Youth unemployment continues to fall and over a quarter of million more young people have the security of a job than this time last year.
Our constituency is leading the way. Since Labour left office in 2010, unemployment In Staffordshire Moorlands has fallen with the proportion of working age claimant count population at only 0.9% in November 2017 - one of the lowest in the country.
With so many people in employment and such a small number of people claiming benefits across Staffordshire Moorlands, this is good news for local residents and means that the Conservative Government's drive to get more people into work is clearly working.