Unemployment statistics

Stephen Hepburn, the Labour MP for the Jarrow Constituency, has slammed the Tory government after the latest employment figures were released. 

There has been an increase in the total number of unemployed claimants in the Jarrow Constituency over the past year (December 2016 to December 2017), rising to 1,730 claimants.

Stephen Hepburn MP, commenting on the release of the latest figures, said:

“While the Tories were busy boasting and patting themselves on the back over the latest UK employment figures, people claiming unemployment benefits over the past twelve months in the Jarrow Constituency has still went up.

“These figures are extremely worrying and only show where this government’s priorities lie – and it’s certainly not the people across South Tyneside, Gateshead, and the wider North East region.  

“The longer the Tories remain in government the more damage they will do and it will only continue to get worse.”

Meet your MP


Stephen Hepburn has served the Jarrow Constituency as MP since 1997.

He was last elected to serve in June 2017 and won the seat with a conclusive 17,263 majority.

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