Mansfield Constituency Labour Party For Mansfield, Mansfield Woodhouse and Warsop
REVEALED: Decade of Conservatives moving jobs from Mansfield to London – new figures
New analysis by Mansfield Labour today reveals the staggering extent to which the Conservatives have shifted jobs from Mansfield and the rest of the country to London. Every region of the country has seen a fall in civil servants over the last ten years – except one, London has enjoyed a 6% rise (5,000 new jobs) while the East Midlands has suffered a 22% fall, and England as a whole has lost 65,000 jobs.
In North Nottinghamshire, the number of civil services jobs has fallen by 550 – 37%
Publishing the figures, Labour’s Andy Abrahams said,
“People in Mansfield, will rightly be staggered by these figures. After a decade in power, the Conservatives should be judged on their record – and here it is plain for all to see.
“When the Conservative Government has had the opportunity to directly employ people anywhere in the country, they have chosen to take jobs from this area and shift them to London.
“After ten years of big announcements and broken promises, the truth is the Conservative government has delivered a jobs exodus for our area. That tells you all you need to know about the Conservative’s priorities. Whatever they prioritise, it’s never in towns like Mansfield.”
Notes to Editors
Every region in the country has seen a reduction in civil service jobs in the last ten years except London – which has seen a 6% rise, more than 5,000 new jobs. The rest of England, without London, has lost 70,000 civil service jobs.