Labour Launches "Give Families A Break" Campaign


Labour has today launched summer campaign "Give Families a Break on Childcare" - designed to highlight the impact of the Tory-led Government's attack on families' childcare.

Families are being hit by a triple whammy from the Tory-led Government: less financial support for childcare, rising childcare costs and less childcare availability.

Labour's "Give Families a Break on Childcare" campaign will be calling for the Government to think again and to ensure there is sufficient, affordable childcare available for families who need it.

MP Mary Creagh, Labour Yorkshire spokesperson, said:

The summer holidays always present a challenge to parents, whether it’s finding extra childcare if you're working or finding affordable activities to entertain the kids.

The cuts Yorkshire households have had from the Tory-led government are huge, but services like childcare and holiday activities are really important for local families, especially now family budgets are being hit, so it is crucial that they are maintained and we give families a break."

MP Harriet Harman, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, said:

The Tory-led Government's actions have meant less financial support for childcare, rising costs and less availability. Their deep cuts to Sure Start and Working Tax Credits are making life even more difficult for families.

Unlike the Tories, who only last week floated the idea of abolishing maternity leave, Labour will always help hard-working parents.

That is why we are calling on the Tory-led Government to think again about their attack on the services families rely on. They must ensure there is sufficient, affordable childcare available for families who need it

David Cameron promised his Government would be the "most family friendly ever". That is just one more broken promise from this Government and families are paying the price.”

MP Sharon Hodgson, Labour's Shadow Children and Families Minister, said:

"David Cameron's decisions show that he is out of touch with families across the country. By cutting support for Sure Start and childcare, the Tory-led Government is making families' lives more difficult.

"Services like childcare and holiday activities are really important for local families, especially now family budgets are being hit, so it is crucial that they are maintained."

The campaign's dedicated website is now live - go to www.givefamiliesabreak.co.uk

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