David Cameron’s mother has lost her job as austerity measures imposed by the conservative government have forced a local authority to close the children’s center she worked at.
The Berkshire children’s centre where the Prime Ministers’s 81-year-old mum volunteers is being shut down at the end of the month.
Mary Cameron said she was “very sad” that the centre is closing.
“I am very sad that it is being closed down but if there’s not enough money to pay for it things have to go. I don’t really know what can be done really as I’ve just heard about it. If it closes down then I shan’t be volunteering because there will be no one to volunteer for,” she told the Mirror.
Mary had previously signed a petition protesting her son’s cuts to essential services, but West Berkshire Council pressed ahead with the measures.
This is not the first time the PM has faced opposition among his own family. His aunt was reported to have attended two anti-austerity marches in Oxford, while his brother actively campaigns against cuts to legal aid.
Asked whether she has spoken to her son about the matter, Mrs Cameron told the Mirror: “No, because I don’t interfere. If you can do anything to help it would be great.”
Chieveley and Area Children’s Centre, where Mary volunteered, is one of four children’s centers set to be closed down in the area.