Michael Gove: more young people in work means a brighter future for Surrey Heath

Michael Gove MP has welcomed new figures showing that 6,000 fewer young people in South East are not in employment, education or training - a 5.3% decrease since the election.

Across the UK as a whole, there are 184,000 fewer young people not in work, education or training – a 12 per cent fall since the election.

Michael said:

“It’s great news that there are 6,000 fewer young people out of work, education or training here in the South East since 2010. These aren’t just numbers on a government graph – every young person taken off the dole is someone with new self-respect, new confidence and new security for the future. 

“This hasn’t happened by accident. It’s happened because the Government has a long-term plan to build a healthier economy in Britain – helping businesses to create more jobs and ensuring more young people have the skills they need to get a job or succeed in further study.

“These figures show that the Government’s long-term economic plan is working - securing a brighter future for young people in Surrey Heath- now we’ve got to stick to it.”