Northamptonshire business group hopes Conservatives will take ‘bold decisions’ to boost growth

Mary Markham and David Mackintosh
Mary Markham and David Mackintosh

Northamptonshire’s chamber of commerce has said it hopes the newly elected Conservative Government will take “bold and important decisions” to keep business booming in the county.

Following the results of the General Election last week, Paul Griffiths, the chamber’s chief executive, said: “We congratulate David Cameron and the Conservative Party on their election victory.

“Northamptonshire has a growing economy and businesses across the county are keen to see measures which will continue to drive growth and enterprise – building on the foundations laid and lessons learned during the Coalition years.

“The Conservatives now have a clear mandate to take bold and important decisions, and must use it to help more Northamptonshire businesses invest and grow. Only then will firms help to deliver prosperity, job creation and sustained economic growth.”

Conservative candidates won elections in both Northampton North and Northampton South when counts were finalised in the early hours of Friday morning (May 8). Conservative Councillor Mary Markham has since taken over from Councillor David Mackintosh as leader of Northampton Borough Council.