Conservative Candidate Sajid Javid puts Bromsgrove economy at the centre of his campaign
CONSERVATIVE Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Sajid Javid has put the Bromsgrove economy at the centre of his campaign, including pledging to work hard to help bring more business to the area and continuing to hold annual jobs fairs if elected. Mr Javid, who has hosted three successful Jobs Fairs so far, would organise the fourth one for February 2, 2018. He said the employment rate had dropped in Bromsgrove to a record rate of just one per cent under the Conservative government.
“Only Theresa May and the Conservatives can build on this record and guarantee a strong and stable economy.
“Although we have seen a record fall of 55 per cent in unemployment in the Bromsgrove constituency, there’s still more to do. My three annual jobs fairs have offered more than 3,500 job opportunities for local residents, and already companies have got in touch to sign up for my next fair.
“I’m determined to carry this on and, if re-elected, I will be hosting my Jobs Fair next February – and each year- to help make sure local people are seeing the opportunities they deserve.”
Mr Javid added he would also meet regularly with local businesses as he has been doing. He said it gave him the opportunity to listen to them, see how he could help them and promote them.
Some of the local businesses he has recently visited have included Fork Lift Truck Training, Open Safety Technology International Ltd, Polly Put the Kettle On and Phoenix Flooring. He also gets together with groups which represent firms, such as the Federation of Small Businesses and the Chambers of Commerce to see how he can help local businesses. And Mr Javid said he had also helped to bring more Superfast Broadband coverage, working with the county council to deliver it.
“After this, the Bromsgrove constituency now has 95 per cent Superfast Broadband coverage.”