Thursday, 25 March 2010

Beaconsfield Labour Parliamentary candidate Backing alone Parents

A Prospective parliamentary candidate is throwing his backing towards a campaign to help lone parents .Labour candidate Jeremy Miles, who is hoping to win the Beaconsfield constituency seat, which covers the Iver, Burnham, Taplow fulmer and stoke Poges,off Dominic Grieve, has signed up to the Gingerbread charity’s Let’s lose the Labels’ campaign.

Mr Miles Said:”There is too much prejudice and misleading comments in the way politicians and the press talk about the role of single parents in Britain today. “Being a single parent isn’t easy. They will often be the first to agree that their situation isn’t ideal “But the large majority of single parents throughout the UK are working really hard to bring up their kids in a loving supportive environment. I believe they deserve our total support and we certainly shouldn’t stigmatise them.

“That why I wholeheartedly support Gingerbreads campaign to take the labels out of the discussion of lone parent’s families and to give every family and every child support they deserve.” He welcomed the fact that Conservative Leader David Cameron has also signed the Gingerbread pledge but says there are mixed messages coming from Mr Cameron’s Party. He Said: Whilst applauding David Cameron personal commitment, i do think the Tories need to take a lot more care about the way they discuss issues around parenthood.

“for examples they have repeatedly claimed falsely that 54% of mothers in poorer areas are pregnant under 18 either they van do their sums, they’re scaremongering or they badly out of touch.

“Whatever the reasin, this kind of misleading claim, contradicting the party leader’s pledge, doesn’t help us to have the well informed public debate we need.”

For more on Mr Miles and his election campaign visit