Sure Start Children’s Centres Cut By A Third Under Tories, Labour Claims
The Conservatives are responsible for a collapse in the number Sure Start children’s centres since 2010, Labour has said.
According to figures obtained by the party, there are now 1,240 fewer centres than when Labour left office - a fall of around 34%.
A Freedom of Information request has revealed that over 230 centres have closed in the last year.
The north east and London have seen the biggest fall, according to the figures, with 40% of centres having closed.