Alan Whitehead MP

Member of Parliament for Southampton Test

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Alan talks to parents at Maytree school

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On Friday I met parents at Maytree school.

One of the biggest issues I spoke to parents about was the lack of affordable child care. Many people said that they wanted to get back to work or to play a bigger part in the community but that they found it difficult to get care for younger children. A Labour government will tackle this problem by giving parents of 4-5 year olds 25 hours of free childcare a week.

Another major concern parents had was the effect the filming of Immigration Street would have on the area. A lot of people were very worried about Derby Road being misrepresented by the programme. The residents said that whilst the street has a strong community, they were worried about the show disrupting the harmony.

Please get in touch with me if you'd like to discuss any of the issues flagged here in greater detail.  

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