Commenting on today’s (25 October) GDP figures showing that the economy grew by 0.8% in the last quarter, Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire said:
“Fixing the economy was always going to take time, but these figures are further evidence that the Coalition Government’s plan is working.
“The Liberal Democrats are building a stronger economy and a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life. Getting growth going and creating jobs is at the heart of that. We have helped businesses create a million jobs, now we want to help create a million more.
“This recovery would not be happening without Liberal Democrats in Government.”
A million more people are currently in work compared to early 2010, according to the Office of National Statistics, and across the UK the number of unemployed people in the UK has dropped by 18,000 in the last three months.
The growth figures follow the announcement that new energy, road and rail projects worth £33 billion have passed the first hurdle in securing Government backing, as announced by Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander earlier in the week.