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Gedling MP Tom Randall invites Rishi Sunak to Arnold as he praises work of town’s Job Centre staff


Rishi Sunak has been invited to Arnold to see the work being done to help people find work.

The invitation to the Prime Minister was extended this week by Gedling MP Tom Randall following his visit to Arnold Jobcentre where he heard from Department for Work and Pensions staff and local employers about the work they are carrying out.

He was on the visit joined by Employment Minister Guy Opperman.

Following the visit, Mr Randall took the opportunity to praise staff during Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday (22).

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He said “Gedling’s unemployment claimant rate has declined significantly over the last decade but there are still vacancies to fill and specific groups to help.

Rishi Sunak and Tom Randall
PICTURED: Chancellor Rishi Sunak, left, with Gedling MP Tom Randall, right
Tom Randall
PICTURED: Gedling MP Tom Randall

“On Monday the Employment Minister and I visited Arnold Jobcentre, where the team are welcoming local employers to speak directly to job seekers and a dedicated 50-plus work coach is getting more from that bracket into work.”

Mr Randall went on to ask the Prime Minister to join him in congratulating the staff at Arnold Jobcentre and invited the Prime Minister to visit Arnold Jobcentre “Will [the Prime Minister] join me in congratulating the staff at Arnold and other Jobcentres across the country on the proactive work that they’re doing. When time allows, will he come to visit Arnold Jobcentre in person to see the great work that they are doing?”

The Prime Minister replied: “I join [Tom Randall MP] in thanking all the staff at Arnold Jobcentre for their hard-work and I shall keep his kind invitation to visit in mind.

“[Tom Randall MP] mentioned the over 50’s, or as the Chancellor describes them ‘our more experienced workers’, and he is right to focus on them because together with the Work and Pensions Secretary we are putting in place a range of measures to help support them to return to and stay in the labour market. That is something that will not only help us to continue to bring inflation down, but will support those people to have healthy, productive, fulfilling lives.” 

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Speaking after PMQs, Tom said, “The team at Arnold Jobcentre are doing a fantastic job at helping residents from across Gedling access work.

“I was particularly pleased to hear from the 50-plus work coach who is proactively working to support that bracket and specific groups, like people who are unable to continue in their current jobs due to ill health but would like to carry on working in another role, back into work.” 

“While visiting Arnold’s Jobcentre with the Employment Minister on Monday, I also heard of the positive impact the Government’s 30 hours free childcare policy will have on working parents across Gedling – enabling them to increase their working hours, while cutting the costs of childcare.”

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  1. Yes Yes YES! Please PM visit our town. It is the jewel in Gedlings crown and you will love it hear. We have the best park for miles and a wonderful centre and new amp and coffee shops. Tourists love it and we would love you to visit out town. My dream is for it to be a city away from Nottingham and youcan help make this happen. It is our capital our London
    Please come here. PLEASE we want you to Mr PM

  2. Arnold Lad, what are you on? Let me know please as I’ll have some. More insanity about the value of Arnold. It costs us way to much money and the wealth of the borough should now be spent elsewhere. No idea what tourists you allegedly see there as I visit and just see regular townsfolk. I think you need help.
    The likelyhood of our multi-millionaire PM coming to Arnold is laughable. Not sure who is crazier -Tom R or Arnold lad and his ‘our London’ rubbish

  3. into the lions den does mr randall know where the job centre is its at gedling council offices the stronghold of the gedling labour group ,do us a favour stay out of gedling as they are giving us no monetary assistance we only get our own what we put in .just a ruse to get mr randall reselected in 2024.

  4. Please both come and visit our Kettles on morning at Faybrook Baptist church if you want to see the true face of Gedling


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