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Local campaigners welcomes launch of Lib Dem ‘Million Jobs’ campaign

July 8, 2013 5:18 PM

Hinckley County Councillor Michael Mullaney has welcomed the Liberal Democrat Million Jobs Campaign, which was launched by Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

More than one million private sector jobs have been created since the Coalition Government came to power. The Liberal Democrats now want to create a million more.

Michael Mullaney said "Locally we have seen good news on job creation recently. The Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander's, recent announcement of £100 million infrastructure projects nationally, included support for the MIRA development on the A5 near Higham on the Hill that is delivering thousands of jobs.

"We have also seen the decision of Greggs the bakers and parcel delivery company DPD to base themselves on the Sketchley Brook Industrial site which should bring over a 1,000 jobs locally.

"This will build on what Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government have already achieved. Business Secretary Vince Cable has overseen a record rise in apprenticeships with the Bosworth constituency having the 2nd biggest increase in apprenticeships in Britain."

The million jobs nationally have been created via investment in industry and employer incentives. To support jobs in manufacturing, for instance, £5.5bn extra has been invested into science, high-tech manufacturing and renewable energy.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander has introduced £2,000 cash back on National Insurance contributions for employers who take on more staff.

Local Liberal Democrat Cllr Michael Mullaney added

"The Liberal Democrats are building a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life.

"That's why Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government have helped businesses create more than one million private sector jobs, and now we're working to help them create a million more." Cllr Michael Mullaney and the Lib Dem Focus team at Sparekenhoe Business Centre