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Alison McGovern has been appointed as the new shadow childcare minister.

She replaces Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell, appointed to the shadow early years brief in October 2013, has led Labour’s campaigns over the past year against cuts to children’s centres and the shortage of free childcare places.

She lists her parliamentary interests as international development, work and pensions, business innovation and skills, health, Treasury, Nigeria, older people’s health services, conditions of employment, supermarkets, and developing countries.

Most of Alison’s parliamentary business has involved issues on international development and social care for adults, although she has asked questions on school meals, youth unemployment and learning disability education.

It will be good to have a new perspective on childcare and we look forward to hearing more from Alison.
See more at: CYP NOW

SmithMartin Partnership LLP – childcare and early years sector