Prime Minister hails unemployment fall in York

David Cameron

David Cameron

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THE Prime Minister has hailed the latest fall in unemployment in the York Outer constituency, and the new agri-science developments which will create further jobs.

David Cameron was responding during Prime Minister's Questions toTory MP Julian Sturdy, who - speaking after the June jobless figures were released - said unemployment had more than halved in the constituency since 2010.

The PM said the claimant count in York Outer was down by 42 per cent over the past year, and by 61 per cent since the last General Election.

"Every single one of these people getting a job is someone having a livelihood and the chance to provide for their family," he said, adding that he was sure new Environment Secretary Liz Truss would want to make an early visit.

Mr Sturdy claimed the strong job figures in York were another clear sign that the Government's long-term economic plan was working, not just in London but across the North.

He added that he had invited the Minister to see how York was leading the way in agricultural technology, following Government investment in developments including a new food science campus at Sand Hutton and a'Bio-Hub' at the University of York to host high-tech industrial biotechnology companies.

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12:18pm Fri 18 Jul 14

nmeth says...

Is it really worth printing a reference to a comment from the Prime Minister in response to a particularly arse licking question from that idiot Sturdy?
Is it really worth printing a reference to a comment from the Prime Minister in response to a particularly arse licking question from that idiot Sturdy? nmeth
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1:04pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Melody Clarke says...

SOMEBODY GET THAT GIANT SPIDER OFF CAMERON'S THROAT!!
SOMEBODY GET THAT GIANT SPIDER OFF CAMERON'S THROAT!! Melody Clarke
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1:48pm Fri 18 Jul 14

bloodaxe says...

Cameron looks like a rather smoother version of the guy who plays with his crystal ball outside Café Rouge.
Cameron looks like a rather smoother version of the guy who plays with his crystal ball outside Café Rouge. bloodaxe
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3:51am Sat 19 Jul 14

Magicman! says...

Melody Clarke wrote:
SOMEBODY GET THAT GIANT SPIDER OFF CAMERON'S THROAT!!
shame it's just a shadow... I was hoping it was some sort of clingon sucking his blood - which would be an ironic role reversal considering how Cameron seems determined to suck the lifeblood out of important aspects of the UK.


And as with all these employment-related articles: there is never a figure stating how many, out of those who have got into work since this government came to power, have become self-employment... those who have tried every avenue to find work and have had to resort to creating their own job because nothing else suitable has been available.
[quote][p][bold]Melody Clarke[/bold] wrote: SOMEBODY GET THAT GIANT SPIDER OFF CAMERON'S THROAT!![/p][/quote]shame it's just a shadow... I was hoping it was some sort of clingon sucking his blood - which would be an ironic role reversal considering how Cameron seems determined to suck the lifeblood out of important aspects of the UK. And as with all these employment-related articles: there is never a figure stating how many, out of those who have got into work since this government came to power, have become self-employment... those who have tried every avenue to find work and have had to resort to creating their own job because nothing else suitable has been available. Magicman!
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