Since 2010, more than one million jobs have been created in the private sector. We are proud of the role that the Liberal Democrats have played in directing UK government investment into job creation and training.
We are now focusing our efforts on improving this record and delivering a million more new jobs as we continue to build a stronger economy for the future.
Jobs for Young People
The coalition government has already delivered 1.2 million apprenticeships for young people since 2010. The Liberal Democrats are now campaigning to double the number of apprenticeships being offered.
Jobs in Manufacturing
Manufacturing is the key to a sustainable economic recovery in Britain. Under Vince Cable at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, we have directed an extra investment of over £5.5 billion into high-tech manufacturing, science and renewable energy.
Jobs across the UK
Liberal Democrats have long argued that we need to rebalance the economy away from our reliance on London and South East England. That is why we have also set up the £2.6 billion Regional Growth Fund initiative, to help create businesses, jobs and economic recovery in every part of the country.
Jobs in Northern Ireland
Jobs in Belfast
Lib Dems in Government are giving £10,502,000 to the Institute of Health Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast to help create 400 jobs. The funding forms part of a £32 million partnership between Queen’s University Belfast, The Atlantic Philanthropies, a Wellcome-Wolfson Capital Award, The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust and the Insight Trust for the Visually Impaired to deliver the next phase of the Institute of Health Sciences. The Centre for Experimental Medicine will bring researchers working on vision sciences onto the campus alongside new research programmes in diabetes and genomics.
Lib Dems in Government have secured a share of a £23,000,000 grant for local business Shorts Brothers. The grant will help deliver a programme to accelerate innovation in the aerospace supply chain to a rate that competes globally. The project aims to improve skills, increase finance and develop the supply chain.
Lib Dems in Government have allocated £13,700,000 to make Belfast a Super-Connected City by rolling out ultra-fast broadband, creating jobs and growth.
Jobs in Derry/Londonderry
Lib Dems in Government have allocated £3,050,000 to make Derry/Londonderry a Super-Connected City by rolling out ultra-fast broadband, creating jobs and growth
Jobs Building Britain
The coalition is using £15.3 billion of investment into our infrastructure to build a stronger economy for the future and to create thousands of jobs in construction right now.
For more information on the Liberal Democrats’ record in creating one million new jobs, and to find out how many new jobs are being created near you, visit the Million Jobs website: http://www.amillionjobs.org
originally published on Michael Carchrie Campbell: Lib Dem Campaigner in Belfast City