Dan meets: Chris Bavin

This week is sugar awareness week. I was fortunate to meet Chris Bavin, star of Eat Well for Less and Food: Truth or Scare. He told me that the time to act on sugar is now and that it comes down to government legislation      

#SugarAwarenessWeek

This week (30th Oct to 5th Nov) is sugar awareness week. For the last few years I’ve been investigating the impact of sugar on our diet and health. In this vlog I reference my trip to Parliament attending a gathering of experts organised by Action on Sugar. I also interview Dr Hilary Jones and Chris […]

Dan meets Yvette Cooper, Oct 2017

I met Yvette Cooper outside Parliament at a thank you for refugee children who have been saved from the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais. She explained how we have to do much more to keep the pressure up on the government.  

NEU mass lobby against school cuts

On Tuesday 24th October 2017, I joined the NEU in Westminster. Members lobbied their MPs and talked about school cuts. It was also an opportunity for teachers to talk to MPs about the future of eduction.  

I meet Angela Rayner

This week I was privileged to meet Angela Rayner at the NEU lobby day in Westminster. She told me about her plans for the National Education Service and shared her personal story of how the children centres helped her.

Tories vote to close our children’s centres

  Parents and Lib Dem activists joined us outside Shire Hall to protest the Tory run county council to keep our children’s centres open. I was able to ask a question to the council and so asked why councillors are accepting a pay rise when they are cutting funding to our children’s centres. I’ll let […]

My question about closure of Children’s centres

I was able to ask a question of the Tory run Cambridgeshire county council about the closure of our Children’s Centres. The reason for closure is because of cuts to the council budget. My question was : Why are councillors accepting a payrise when they are cutting children’s centres funding?  

My reflection on the Tory party conference

  In this vlog I reflect on the Tory party conference. The mood could not have felt more different from the Labour conference the week before! I talk about Johnson and May and the things that may have been missed because of the coughs, comedy and chaos of May’s speech.  

Save our children’s Centre – Demonstration 10th Oct 17 Shire Hall

  I joined the concerned parents and activists from all over Cambridgeshire at Shire Hall in Cambridge to say loud and clear that we want to SAVE OUR CHILDREN’S CENTRES. Thank you for all who attended. See you all on Tuesday 17th October 2017 at 10:00 when the final decision will be made.

Save Our Children’s Centre – Romsey Mill

Our children’s centres are under threat as the Tory run county council is proposing to close many of them down. I visited Romsey Mill in Cambridge to hear from local parents.  

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