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Fairer Lib Dem policies benefit local women and families

April 7, 2015 2:14 PM
By Iain Porter

Subject: Fairer policies for women and families

Dear Sir,

As a new father I think the introduction of shared parental leave this week is fantastic and long overdue. It allows both men and women to share the responsibility of childcare, meaning couples like us can decide the plan for their baby, rather than the state.

This Lib Dem policy removes further legal barriers for equal treatment of women at work. It's also positive for business in the long term, as companies get fuller access to talent in the workforce.

Furthermore, around 3,000 children in Sevenoaks constituency can benefit from 15 hours free childcare per week for all 3 and 4 year-olds, and disadvantaged 2 year-olds. This was delivered by Lib Dems in government.

Lib Dem policy is to extend free childcare to all 2 year-olds and children of working parents between 9 months and 2 years old, saving the average family £2,670 each year. They will also give an extra 4 weeks paternity leave.

The Lib Dems are clearly the party most committed to fairer policies for women and families.


Iain Porter
Candidate for Sevenoaks Northern - Town and District Councils
01732 672111