Early day motion 2393

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REBALANCING THE NORTH ECONOMY

That this House congratulates the Sunday Sun on its campaign which calls on the Prime Minister to visit Easington constituency in County Durham, one of the most deprived areas hardest hit by a regional recession; is deeply concerned by the rise in unemployment in the North East region to 11 per cent. last month; is alarmed that the North East has lost over 32,000 public sector jobs; notes that over 8,000 public sector jobs have been created in London; further notes that there have been a further 24,000 jobs created in the South East in the public and private sectors; believes that Government policies are failing to even attempt to rebalance the economy; further notes that funding for regional development has been cut by two-thirds at the same time as local authorities in the North East have faced some of the largest budget cuts across the country; and asks the Government to adopt Labour'sfivepoint plan in order to secure jobs and growth for the North East as well as all other regions of the UK.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 09.11.2011
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 25.11.2011
Clarke, Tom Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 29.11.2011
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 22.11.2011
Engel, Natascha Labour Party North East Derbyshire 08.12.2011
Hendrick, Mark Labour Party Preston 25.11.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 09.11.2011
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 08.11.2011
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 09.11.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 08.11.2011
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 08.11.2011
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 08.11.2011
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 05.12.2011