Sharon Hodgson MP said:
“David Cameron’s out of touch Tories are kicking the ladders away for the next generation.
“These figures confirm what we have known all along – that David Cameron’s pledge to parents to protect and build on Sure Start has been well and truly broken. Sure Start Centres are closing as a direct result of Tory cuts which go too far, too fast.
“But even these figures don’t tell the whole story that parents are seeing on the ground: of the services withdrawn from Centres, opening hours cut and trusted staff sacked.
“David Cameron’s Tories are out of touch and out of date.”