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.  

My visit to Bassingbourn children’s centre

  I have been visiting children’s centres around Cambridgeshire meeting parents who, like me, are very concerned about the closure of children’s centres. These centres are a key life line to some families and offer support to children and parents.  

Save the Children street stalls

Tash and I have had a busy week in Cambridge, Sawston and Cambourne. We were able to have a number of conversations with members of the public about the importance of the foreign aid budget. I won’t pretend that everyone was in favour, however most were and filled in a post card for either Daniel Zeichner […]

Daniel Zeichner tells me about the closure of the children’s centres

I was able to meet Daniel Zeichner MP who explained the impact of the closure of the children’s centres across Cambridge and into Cambridgeshire. Daniel has been a life long advocate for the children’s centres and was very critical of the Tory County Council not wanting to get the money from other sources.Children’

Save the Children campaign

    Earlier this summer I was contacted by Natasha (Tash) a politics student at the UEA who spends her summers back home in Cambourne. She is a volunteer with Save the Children and wondered if we could make a political campaign for the charity to raise awareness with the public of the foreign aid […]

Interview on Cambridge 105, day after general election 2017

    I was invited to give an interview with Cambridge 105 on the afternoon of 9th June, the day after the general election. I’ve had about an hour of sleep by this point so please excuse any lack of concentration!

Hustings season ends

The hustings have ended. As always I really enjoy meeting people and having conversations. It’s such an honour to know that as candidates we are standing up for free speech when our country is being attacked by those who fear it. If you were not able to attend any of the hustings then please feel […]

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