Friday, June 18, 2010

Benefit claiments

Interesting post by the blogger, 'Working Class Tory':

"Data for benefits claimants per constituency were released yesterday, here. It's interesting to see where your constituency ranks. It seems to be the case that if the number of benefits claimants is in excess of 3,000, it's very unlikely to be a Tory seat, with perhaps one or two exceptions.

In light of that, perhaps it's not so surprising that Hampstead and Kilburn, Hammersith and Westminster North did not go blue, as their number was closer to 3,500."

In a way it shows that Conservatives more than Labour have a self-preserving incentive to keep both unemployment and welfare dependency down.

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