Alison McGovern MP has this week taken up a new position on Labour’s frontbench as shadow minister for children and families, moving from her previous role in the international development team.
Speaking about her new role, Alison said: “We will never build an economic recovery that works for everyone without tackling the issue of childcare. The soaring cost of childcare has hit families’ pockets hard and prevents many parents – overwhelmingly women – from taking up employment. Securing high quality, affordable childcare for everyone who wants it will be a key part of Labour’s offer to Britain next year: we have already set out radical plans for 25 hours of free childcare for three and four year olds and expanding wrap-around care for school age children. I’m passionate, too, about improving the conditions for childcare workers and how we improve training and standards across the sector.
“Having worked in the international development team on policies that will deliver improved education and care for children across the world, I’m looking forward to being part of the team tasked with delivering that in Britain.”