Young People

 

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We need to make sure that the young people in Bermondsey and Southwark are supported throughout their childhood. Opportunity to be the best you can be is so important.

This is why I am fighting for even more free childcare hours, as well as more maternity and paternity leave.

I've fought the childcare cost mess left by the Labour government. Increasing free childcare hours to 15 hours a week for all 3 and 4 year-olds, and all 2-year-olds from poorer families, is something I can look on with great pride.

I've also delivered an extra £52 million for poorer children in Southwark schools. With this money, students have access to resources that they could never have had otherwise. We know for a fact that it is improving children's' GCSE results in our local area.