"We face challenges in funding because we're just not getting enough money and that shouldn't be the case.
"It would cost an awful lot more if people couldn't look after their own children."
More top news
Carlisle is expected to be a hotly contested seat, and on May 7 the vote could be a benchmark for the rest of the country.
It'll be built at the site of the old Robinson's Brewery in Ulverston.
A new display at Dumfries Museum celebrates the Scots who fought, and sometimes died, for their country.