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Economy 'turning a corner' says North Warwickshire's MP Dan Byles

By Tamworth Herald  |  Posted: January 25, 2014

By Helen Machin

MP Dan Byles with fellow MP Marcus Jones.

MP Dan Byles with fellow MP Marcus Jones.

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“THE ECONOMY is turning a corner” said North Warwickshire MP Dan Byles after encouraging employment statistics were released.

The data, provided by the Office for National Statistics, show that more people are in work in the UK than ever before, while in North Warwickshire there is good news for jobseekers – both young and old.

Mr Byles, said: “Residents in North Warwickshire & Bedworth will welcome the news that the number of people seeking work has fallen to 2.6 per cent from 4.4 per cent in May 2010, while the number of unemployed 18-24 year olds has nearly halved; falling by 260 in that time. This is very encouraging for local people who are trying hard to find work”.

“This month the Chancellor visited Coleshill to give his first major speech on the economy this year. He chose Sertec, which is a local company that has announced 400 new jobs will be created over the next year. There are many more good news stories locally with the like of Brose, Energetics, Ocado and others announcing the creation of hundreds of jobs”.

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Dan Byles has also pledged to continue organising jobs fairs for his constituency.

Mr Byles, added: “Local jobs for local people will remain a priority for me and the jobs fairs have been very successful. Nationally, we have seen the largest ever rise in employment, and for the first time 30 million people are employed in the UK, the economy is turning a corner, but there is still more to be done.”

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