Campaigning for Labour’s Jobs Plan in Headingley & Morley

Labour's Jobs and growth plan campaigning

We’re campaigning in Headingley today because it’s crucial this government starts to listen to the public. Lib Dem MPs like Greg Mulholland need to see sense and back Labour’s plan for jobs and growth.

People in Leeds, like elsewhere, are worried about their future, they see prices rising, the economy flat-lining, unemployment soaring and the deficit set to be billions higher than planned, yet out of touch Ministers have so far refused to act.

Youth unemployment is now more than a million and in my constituency the number of young people out of work for more than six months has more than doubled since January. That’s unforgivable.
In Headingley there are students facing graduating with no work opportunities and families and pensioners are being hit hard by rising living costs.

Labour’s five point plan for jobs and growth would create 10,000 jobs for young people across Yorkshire, temporarily reverse the VAT rise to help struggling families and give up to 149,000 small firms in our region a tax break if they take on extra workers. We have to get people back into work, paying taxes rather than claiming benefits, if we’re to get the deficit down. That’s why the government needs to change course next week.

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Posted November 26th, 2011 by Ed