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9 ways the UK economy has improved in 2019

The UK economy continues to grow under the Conservatives. GDP has grown for nine years straight, debt is falling, wages are rising, and going forward as a nation, we once again have genuine choices. Here are nine great facts about the UK economy in 2019.

Employment is at a record high.

Rodney Bennett (1934-2019)

Rodney Bennett, who represented South Richmond Ward as a councillor from 2002 to 2010 sadly passed away on Friday the 10th May. He had been in hospital after suffering a stroke.

UK jobs: There's a new record number of women in work

It's been revealed that there are now more women in work than ever before – and Britain's unemployment rate is at its lowest since 1974.

The number of women in work is at a record high of 15.42 million – over 1.79 million more women in work than in 2010.

Zac Goldsmith MP Hosts Under 25s Event in Parliament

On Monday 29th April, Zac Goldsmith MP hosted a group of young voters in Parliament to discuss local and national politics. The evening started with a guided tour followed by a talk and Q&A in a committee room in the Houses of Parliament.

Hammersmith Bridge Shambles: Labour Attempts to Pass the Buck

Residents in Barnes, Richmond and across South West London were shocked last night when the Hammersmith & Fulham Council abruptly and without warning shut Hammersmith Bridge indefinitely when ‘critical faults’ were discovered.

Zac helps to secure access upgrade of Barnes Station

Barnes railway station, which is used by thousands of commuters every day, will be made step-free after the Government agreed to fund its upgrade following lobbying by Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith.