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Urgent Question: Government’s 30 hours of childcare pledge unravels

Urgent Question: Government’s 30 hours of childcare pledge unravels

September 6, 2017 at 4:20 pm

I recently had the privilege to serve as Shadow Minister for Early Years – Labour’s frontbench spokesperson on the issue. Throughout my tenure, I consistently raised the funding challenges facing nurseries across the country. I warned that a toxic combination of pressures – such as increased business rates, running costs […]

 
Early Years funding – Westminster Hall debate

Early Years funding – Westminster Hall debate

November 22, 2016 at 11:05 am

It was an honour to respond to a debate for the first time as Shadow Early Years Minister, focusing on an e-petition calling to extend free childcare for two year olds in working families. I used my time to outline Labour’s view that free childcare for disadvantaged families is vital […]

 
First question as Shadow Minister for Early Years

First question as Shadow Minister for Early Years

October 10, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Today I was proud to begin my tenure as Shadow Minister for Early Years, joining my frontbench colleagues for Education Questions. I pushed the Minister on the consequences of their new funding formula, which will leave 25% of local authorities worse off and threatens hundreds of nurseries with closure. I […]

 
Shadow Minister for Early Years Education

Shadow Minister for Early Years Education

October 9, 2016 at 6:56 pm

I am honoured to have been appointed as the Shadow Minister for Early Years Education. I am joining an excellent team, led by Angela Rayner MP, and relish the opportunity to hold the Government to account from the frontbench. Since being elected to Parliament in May 2015, countless constituents have […]