On Saturday, 14th October I joined hundreds of people in Northampton town centre for what I think must be the tenth occasion I have celebrated the Hindu festival of Diwali. Many residents joined the highly colourful and musical parade around town again this year.
Recent figures show that the unemployment claimant figure in Northampton North is down by a further 2% since 2015 and down by an enormous 1,225 (53%) since 2010. There is always more to do, but this is certainly very welcome and encouraging news.
Recently released figures show that since 2010 there have been 5,750 new apprenticeships created in Northampton North – a staggeringly good number which demonstrates the effectiveness of the Government’s work in creating new apprenticeships.