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CLARENCE WELCOMES UNEMPLOYMENT FALL

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In the Brighton Pavilion parliamentary constituency the jobseekers allowance claimant count fell by a further 55 in September. Overall the unemployment rate in Brighton Pavilion is 1.6%. This is a massive drop of 48% since 2010.

Clarence Mitchell, the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion said, I am delighted at the continuing fall in unemployment in Pavilion. This is not only good news for those people who have found work, but it is good for the city of Brighton as well as for the country. The fact that there are businesses recruiting across a range of sectors, shows how confidence is continuing to build and the governments long term economic plan is working.

At the Conservative Party Conference the Prime Minister announced plans to raise the tax-free allowance from 10,500 to 12,500 by 2020, taking one million people out if tax altogether. At the other end of the tax spectrum, the Conservatives would raise the 40p income tax threshold from 41,900 to 50,000 by the end of a five-year Conservative government.

Clarence adds, It is no accident that Brighton is in the top 10% in the country for new job creation. The Conservatives are backing small businesses and enterprise with lower jobs taxes, while reforming welfare so that work always pays. The Green Party want a minimum wage of 10 an hour and Labour wants 8 an hour. While I support the Living Wage where an employer can afford it, such legal minimum pay levels would cause many businesses to be far less competitive leading to substantial job losses. Ed Miliband predicted our long term economic plan would lead to the loss of a million jobs and now can’t understand why unemployment is falling. Neither the Greens or Labour can be trusted with the economy or with peoples jobs.

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For further comments and information, call Clarence Mitchell on 07796 261623