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Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, welcomes fall in unemployment
The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green has welcomed news that unemployment in her constituency has fallen again.
Lynne Featherstone said she was happy that there are now 800 fewer people claiming Job Seekers Allowance in Hornsey and Wood Green than when the Liberal Democrats entered government in 2010.
Youth unemployment in the area is also down from 7.8 per cent in May 2010 to 4.8 per cent.
Ms Featherstone said: “Work is so important to individuals and families because it pays the bills, gives us purpose and fulfilment, and provides security for our long term futures.
“That’s why I’m so pleased to see unemployment falling – particularly in Hornsey and Wood Green.
“For two years now, unemployment has fallen month after month here, including a massive drop in youth unemployment.”
According to the MP, creating jobs is a priority for her party and since 2010 the Lib Dems in Government have helped businesses create over one million private sector jobs and 1.2million apprenticeships.
There are now more apprentices than ever before and 86 per cent more than under the previous government.
The Lib Dem MP added: “In Government and locally the Lib Dems will keep working hard to reduce unemployment, which in turn will help build a stronger economy and create a fairer society – enabling everyone to get on in life.”
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