03 November 2014
Engines of growth.
10 August 2014
A shift from crisis intervention to early intervention.
21 February 2014
Today's important report from the IPPR lays bare the difficulties David Cameron's childcare crunch is...
06 February 2014
Yesterday I gave a speech in front of 400 early years providers and professionals. Their dedication and commitment to...
12 December 2013
Working parents, and mums particularly, get a raw deal. Often seen as scatty and clock watching, they face prejudice at...
18 November 2013
As a working mum myself, I know the impact of the cost of childcare on family budgets. New figures by the Labour Party...
14 November 2013
The reports published today by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on family breadwinners and poverty are a wake-...
04 October 2013
My election as the MP for Manchester Central has the unfortunate record of being the lowest turnout for a by-...
12 July 2013
As the dust settles on the 2013 Spending Round, it is perhaps no surprise given this government’s abysmal record...