Rachel Reeves MP

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

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International Women's Day at the Creation Station

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On International Women's Day Rachel joined Pudsey parliamentary candidate Jamie Hanley on a visit to the Creation Station in Guiseley.

The Creation Station is an award winning arts & crafts session for kids, run by mother of young twin boys Hayley Sugden. You can read Hayley's story about running her own business by clicking here.

Rachel and Jamie had fun joining the kids for some of the activities and talking with parents about childcare issues.

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Rachel said:

"It was great to meet Hayley and the parents and children taking part in her session."

"She's a great example of someone who has found a way of flexible working to combine motherhood with a career - we need to make it easier for more mums and dad to do that too.

"Many of the parents we met today said they were concerned about the cost-of-living crisis, and said they'd welcome free childcare being extended to 25 hours a week, as Labour is pledging"

 

Jamie Hanley said:

"I was proud to mark International Women's Day with a visit to a successful business run by a mum in our constituency - we had a lot of fun, and saw the great work Hayley's doing close up.

"With women's wages still lagging behind men's too often, the Tories' cost-of-living crisis affecting women disproportionately, and the cost of childcare keeping too many talented women away from work, I'll always champion the causes of women in Pudsey and across the country."

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