Not content with raising the cost of bus travel by 20%, Boris Johnson continues to show his contempt for struggling London parents  by axing the LDA’s childcare team which was created by former Mayor Ken Livingstone in 2003 to support London councils in the provision of affordable childcare to low-income families.

Evidently, youth engagement now takes priority , but surely improving the quality of life for families with young children at an earlier stage would result in less need for subsequent “youth engagement” ? Sure Start children’s centres are also currently under threat from the Conservatives as they intend to cut £200m from the Sure Start budget.

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