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David Cameron’s Auntie Joins Protest March Against Tory Cuts

David Cameron’s Auntie Joins Protest March Against Tory Cuts

The Aunt of British prime minister David Cameron took part in a demonstration against Tory cuts to children’s centres in his own Oxfordshire county.

Auntie Clare was was waving a banner which read: “No ifs, no buts, no cuts.

Last week David Cameron’s own mother Mary spoke out against the cuts to local children centres and signed a petition against them.

The Mirror reports:

Clare Currie, who last week spoke out against cuts which will lead to the closure of 44 children’s centres, joined the anti-austerity demonstration on Saturday, and waved a banner reading “No ifs. No buts. No cuts.”

She was pictured at the demo, marching just a few feet in front of a banner for the local Labour Party .

Mrs Currie, who lives a stone’s throw from the Prime Minister’s constituency, said: “I am here to protest against all of the cuts – I think they are a big mistake.”

She added: “I would like the county council to change its mind about making such huge cuts.

“This is going to hurt everybody, particularly people who do not have enough in the first place.”

The county council has said between 2010 and 2020 it has been forced to find £361m in savings.

Last week, Mrs Currie spoke out against the closures, which she described as “absolutely essential.”

She told the Oxford Mail: “All the research shows they make life for children very much better. It is a false economy to cut them and absolutely wrong.”

“This is going to hurt everybody, particularly people who do not have enough in the first place.”

The county council has said between 2010 and 2020 it has been forced to find £361m in savings.

Last week, Mrs Currie spoke out against the closures, which she described as “absolutely essential.”

She told the Oxford Mail: “All the research shows they make life for children very much better. It is a false economy to cut them and absolutely wrong.”

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David Cameron’s aunt (centre) told a protest she was against cuts to services proposed by Oxfordshire County Council