Members of the TUC union have protested against government cuts outside the Tory party conference on its opening day in Manchester.
Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan told ITV News Central she believed the issue was not a lack of jobs, but a lack of people with the right skills.
Alison Mackenzie reports.
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