Good news on apprentices and jobs in Cheltenham


Well over 2,000 apprenticeships have started in Cheltenham since 2010.

Martin Horwood, Cheltenham’s MP, says: “This is something that the Liberal Democrats promised to prioritise if we got into government so that we have the skills to compete for jobs and businesses locally and nationally.
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“I am also delighted that unemployment here has fallen by more than 600 since 2010 - that’s down by nearly a third.

“In addition, Gfirst, the Local Enterprise Partnership, has agreed a deal with the coalition government which will see £62.5m invested in Gloucestershire, helping to create up to 5,000 jobs.

“Creating a stronger economy was the main reason the Lib Dems went into coalition after the last election, to make sure there was a stable government to reduce the deficit and get us on the  road to economic recovery.”


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