Employment is up!

In Corby and East Northamptonshire, and indeed across the country, unemployment is understandably an important issue of concern.

It was terrific to learn yesterday, therefore, that unemployment has fallen by 24,000, from 7.4% to 7.1% and in the East Midlands, employment is up by 49,000 this quarter, and up by 85,000 since the election.

Back in 2010, Ed Miliband said our economic policies would see a million jobs lost, but the simple fact is that our plan is working and record numbers of people are now in work! It really is a shame that Labour continue to talk the economy down - they wrecked it and we're sorting it out.

The simple fact is: In Corby and East Northamptonshire, under the Conservatives, unemployment is down.