The release of the latest employment statistics show that the Conservative-led government's policies are working to create jobs across Waltham Forest.
Since the general election, employment is up by 12,000 with female employment up 3,500. There are 11,300 fewer people classified as economically inactive, with youth unemployment down 495 and the total claiming job seekers allowance down 1,896.
There is a long way to go yet to get back to a balanced budget and to start paying back the massive debts run up by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, but Waltham Forest, like the rest of the country, is benefiting from a long-term economic plan which is seeing the UK attract investment and create jobs, growing the economy and helping more residents of Waltham Forest to have the security of a job.
John Moss (Conservative), councillor for Larkswood ward.