A strong economy

The last Labour Government left behind a huge deficit and high unemployment. The Conservatives have reduced the deficit from 10% to under 2% of GDP and halved unemployment. Wages are rising faster than inflation, and the minimum wage has been increased a huge 38% by the Conservatives to help those on lower incomes. Conservatives have also cut business rates for small shops by a third – following a campaign started by Purley shopkeepers. By encouraging business we are able to create jobs and wage growth, and generate the taxes to responsibly fund public services.
By contrast, Labour’s Marxist Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell would destroy jobs and take Britain back to the brink of bankruptcy.