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A campaign is building to fight the planned closure of 23 children's centres in Kent. The County Council says it needs to shut them to save money after Government funding was cut.
But parents who use the centres are furious and are backing a petition against the changes - and they're being joined by some Conservative MPs.
David Johns reports, speaking to Shadow Minister for Children and Families, Sharon Hodgson MP; Sittingbourne & Sheppey MP Gordon Henderson; and Folkestone & Hythe MP, Damian Collins.
Campaigners fighting for the future of Sure Start Centres in Kent have won the support of the Shadow Minister for Children and Families. Labour's Sharon Hodgson is due to visit Deal and Dover today.
A quarter of the area's children's centres could close under Kent County Council plans to save money.