Putting Manchester First: Harriet Harman MP to meet parents and toddlers in Manchester
Labour's Deputy Leader Harriet Harman MP today (Wednesday) joined parliamentary candidate Lucy Powell in Manchester Central.
During her visit Harriet met city centre parents and toddlers who use a stay and play session at Manchester Town Hall.
Harriet then met voters on the doorstep in Moss Side on the eve of poll for the by-election. She urged people to vote for Lucy as she campaigns to become the city's first female Labour MP.
Lucy Powell, Labour's parliamentary candidate for Manchester Central, said:
"Nick Clegg promises help for families, yet the truth is his Government is doing the opposite. Working mums are being hit hardest of all by cuts to tax credits, child care and child benefit.
"Rather than the course of action this out-of-touch Government has chosen, we need a plan that protects the quality of childcare and improves affordability through new models including co-operative nurseries.
"Families in Manchester need real help with childcare now. But the Government is making it worse with a triple whammy - higher costs, fewer places and less support for families through the tax system."
Polling stations open at 7am tomorrow (Thursday) and people have until 10pm to vote.