A Stronger Economy

A strong, competitive economy is the only way to build a secure and brighter future for everyone. Thanks to the hard work of the British people and tough decisions made by successive Conservative governments over the last decade, we can now afford to spend more on people’s priorities.

As part of a Conservative Government I will champion and support business, seizing on the UK’s strengths as a centre of innovation and enterprise

I will continue to back our local business: keeping taxes low, expanding the opportunities of free trade and investing in the vital new infrastructure that businesses need to move and trade across the country and the globe.

Since 2010 there are an additional 53,600 business in our region.

I will continue to support our local councils to deliver the regeneration of our market towns. I will continue support the district council's ambitious heritage-led plans to regenerate Gainsborough and delivery of the new homes of the southern and northern neighbourhoods.


Sir Edward Welcomes Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs across the Gainsborough Constituency

Chancellor launches Plan for Jobs – supporting, creating and protecting jobs across the country as we emerge from the coronavirus outbreak. More than 9,300 jobs have been supported across the Gainsborough constituency, which will now benefit from further measures as part of the Government’s plan to support businesses, create jobs and give young people the opportunity of a better start.

Sir Edward Urges People to Help Tourism Bounceback

Sir Edward Leigh has welcomed the re-opening of the tourism sector on 4 July, giving a boost for up to 410 businesses in the Gainsborough Constituency, and called on people to show their support for businesses following a challenging three months.

Employment Rate Has Never Been Higher

Employment in our country continues to grow and is now at a record high – with more people in work than ever before and unemployment at its lowest since 1974, giving families the security of a good job and more money in their pockets thanks to another month of rising wages.