Since I was first elected to Parliament in 2010, Crawley unemployment has fallen by more than 1,500 people.
There’s more work to be done, much of this is reliant on the continued success of the Crawley economy. From 2010 to 2015 the number of active enterprises in Crawley increased, rising by more than 600 to over 3,600.
Nationally, employment is up by 2.8 million since Labour were in power – over 1,000 jobs have been created on average every day. This is 2.8 million more people with the security of bringing home a regular pay packet.
Over the last seven years, 90 per cent of the growth in employment has come from permanent employees or people working for themselves, and three quarters of the rise has been from people in full time positions.
As a Conservative I want to see people keep more of what they earn. In April I welcomed the Government’s further increase in the tax-free personal allowance which more than 56,000 people in Crawley will benefit from. A typical basic rate taxpayer will pay £1,000 less income tax than in 2010.
A vote for anyone other than Theresa May and myself as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Crawley will lead to a coalition of chaos and instability led by Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, who will bring risk to our growing economy with higher taxes, fewer jobs, more waste and more debt.
Last year our economy grew by 1.8 per cent, faster than all but one other major advanced country.
This is no time for complacency – I’ll continue to stand up for Crawley workers.