Karen Bradley met more businesses in Staffordshire Moorlands today and the clear message they put across was: stop the Labour government raising taxes and let us grow. Karen was delighted to meet companies in Leek, Meerbrook and Flash today and to hear how they have been building their businesses through hard work, in the face of swathes of red tape. They strongly supported the Conservative policy to stop Labour's job tax. Karen is pictured at DS Pine Mill in Leek, and at the Lazy Trout in Meerbrook where she got a typically warm welcome. As well as these two well known local companies, Karen met Neil Brookes, Director of Brookeswood Joinery in Meerbrook and managers at Leek Signs. They were all pleased to hear the positive and optimistic approach of Conservatives to setting business free. Karen said: "If I'm elected one of my first campaigns will be to promote the removal of red tape to help businesses in the Moorlands grow and increase employment. I've met a really diverse set of businesses today from furniture makers to pony trekking and they all contribute to the character and prosperity of Staffordshire Moorlands". Karen has worked with senior Conservatives and businesses leaders on a deregulation bill - a law to reduce red tape - but the Labour government rejected it. It's a key aim of hers to help bring in Conservative policies that help business.