A very warm welcome to Lucy Powell, the new Shadow Children’s Minister.
As well as being a rising star in the Labour Party, Lucy is a new mum and has been closely involved with Sure Start in her home city of Manchester. Her priority is to place crippling childcare costs at the heart of the debate on the cost of living crisis.
We very much look forward to working with Lucy, who made this statement following our meeting with her:
“Labour Friends of Sure Start do a great job standing up for our Children’s Centres, campaigning with parents and community groups to keep them open where they are under threat and developing with Labour colleagues the kind of Sure Starts we want to see in our communities.
Children’s Centres are a fantastic Labour legacy, making a difference for children, mums and dads up and down the country. The Tories don’t care about Sure Start and are putting these services under real pressure at a time when more parents are using the Centres because of David Cameron’s cost of living crisis.
I look forward to working with Labour Friends of Sure Start in my new role as Shadow Minister for Childcare and Children.”
We would also like to express our profound thanks to Lucy’s predecessor, Sharon Hodgson, for her fantastic support for LFoSS. We look forward to continuing to work with Sharon in her new role as Shadow Equalities Minister.