Labour MPs campaign in Queensbury over rising cost of childcare

Harrow Times: Labour MPs posed for a mock-up of Oscars host Ellen Degeneres' selfie Labour MPs posed for a mock-up of Oscars host Ellen Degeneres' selfie

Labour MPs hit the streets to raise awareness of the rising cost of childcare in the capital.

The group, which included MPs Sadiq Khan, the Shadow Minister for London, as well as Diane Abbott, Steve Pound, Emily Thornberry and Heidi Alexander, posed for a mock-up of Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres' well-known selfie at Queensbury Tube station this week.

But the day had a more serious purpose. More than 30 activists joined a canvassing session to raise awareness of childcare costs, which now costs more than the average mortgage, according to a report by the Family and Childcare Trust.

Labour has pledged to extend free nursery hours for three and four-year-olds of working families to 25 hours a week.

Uma Kumaran, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Harrow East, said: “The cost of childcare is an issue that affects a great number of people in Harrow.

“Under this Tory-led government, the cost of childcare has gone up by almost one-fifth in twelve months. We are now in a situation where many parents simply cannot afford to go back to work because they can’t afford childcare.”

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7:01pm Fri 7 Mar 14

BenOnes says...

A Selfie or the picture of the most wanted for:
1. Bankrupting the country
2. Mass open border immigration
3. An Energy policy of choosing between heating and eating. It was Milliband that stuck the outrageous green taxes on our energy bills.

How they can show their faces in public I'd never understand.
A Selfie or the picture of the most wanted for: 1. Bankrupting the country 2. Mass open border immigration 3. An Energy policy of choosing between heating and eating. It was Milliband that stuck the outrageous green taxes on our energy bills. How they can show their faces in public I'd never understand. BenOnes
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7:39am Sat 8 Mar 14

rabbitz says...

You take the decision to have a child then you want the taxpayer to stump up the money so you can farm the poor child out to a childminder whilst pocketing child benefit? I dont think so if you take the biggest decision in your life by bringing a life into this world then take responsibility for said child why should other people look after it paid for by other people? Your child your problem, pay for it feed it clothe it educate it you are the full time parents its not a puppy
You take the decision to have a child then you want the taxpayer to stump up the money so you can farm the poor child out to a childminder whilst pocketing child benefit? I dont think so if you take the biggest decision in your life by bringing a life into this world then take responsibility for said child why should other people look after it paid for by other people? Your child your problem, pay for it feed it clothe it educate it you are the full time parents its not a puppy rabbitz
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7:41am Sat 8 Mar 14

rabbitz says...

Oh and Its not "Free" the taxpayer foots the bill yes thats you and me
Oh and Its not "Free" the taxpayer foots the bill yes thats you and me rabbitz
  • Score: 6

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