New civil service jobs must come to Sunderland
By Paul Edgeworth
Reacting to the announcement in today's Budget that the government will relocate 22,000 civil service jobs outside of central London, Lib Dem campaigner for Grindon and Thorney Close Paul Edgeworth said:
"Moving high quality civil service jobs out of central London is absolutely the right thing to do - but the Government must realise that the North doesn't stop at Manchester and that bringing these jobs to Sunderland would be a huge game changer for our city's prosperity, in a way that moving them to Manchester, Leeds or even Newcastle just wouldn't for those places.
"Wearside Lib Dems will now be making the case to bring these new jobs, and the associated investment and regeneration that would come with them, to Sunderland."