Nigel Evans, MP for the Ribble Valley, has called for urgent action on Lancashire’s potholes. Data provided by the ‘Fill that hole’ app suggests that are nearly 2829 unrepaired potholes in Lancashire which are driving motorists to despair.
Under the Conservative government the unemployment rate has dropped from 7.9% down to 4.3%. This is the lowest unemployment rate since 1975. Currently there are 32.21 million people in the work force which is 415,000 more than for a year earlier.
The rate of unemployment in Ribble Valley is just 1%. That puts it in the top 10% of constituencies for low unemployment and demonstrates the success of local businesses in our area.Nationally there are 1.9 million more people in work since 2010 and 760,000 more businesses. That’s 1.9 million more people with the security of a regular pay packet and means that Britain is creating jobs faster than any other developed country.
Ribble Valley is a rural constituency where agriculture plays an important part in the local economy, not only providing jobs but also continuing tradional communities where some families have farmed the same land for hundreds of years.
Public services are important to everyone, but in rural areas they take on a particular significance. In outlying villages doctors surgeries are further apart and often elderly residents face challenging journeys if current services close.
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