Watford is a fantastic place to live and work, but back in 2010 I shared residents’ concerns about the local economy and jobs.
Since becoming MP, my top priorities have been growth, job creation and securing our area’s future:
1) On jobs, I’ve worked with local businesses to help people get into work and get on in life. My annual Watford Jobs Fair has been attended by over 10,000 people, with hundreds finding jobs and training placements.
2) On business, I’ve campaigned for more local investment so Watford is an even better place to do business. The £120million Croxley Rail Link has already led to businesses moving to the town, bringing new jobs to our area and ensuring more residents can provide for their families.
3) On apprenticeships, I’ve championed skills training in Watford. Hundreds of training placements have been created in our local businesses and colleges. Giving young people the opportunity to learn new skills and prepare for their career is a vital investment in Watford’s future.
As your MP, I’m determined to ensure the local economy continues to grow and create jobs.