The Deputy Prime Minister has been in Oxfordshire today, urging parents to find out if they're eligible for help with childcare. From this September, 15 hours of free childcare a week will be made available to more than 1,100 two-year-olds across the county from lower income backgrounds.
“I want to make sure no child in Oxfordshire loses out, which is why more than a thousand two-year-olds in the country will be eligible for free childcare starting this September.
“I’m determined to help parents with young children and this is just a part of a wide range of measures, including £1,200 of free childcare every year for under 12s and allowing parents to share maternity leave for the first time.”
From this September, 15 hours of free childcare a week will be made available to more than 1,100 two-year-olds across the county from lower income backgrounds. The first of these eligible toddlers will have their second birthdays this month.
Nick Clegg reads a story to children in Oxfordshire. He's visiting the Culham Science Centre Nursery to encourage parents to take advantage of the Government's free childcare offer from the government.
The Deputy Prime Minister is in Oxfordshire today, urging parents to take advantage of free childcare on offer from the Government.
Nick Clegg told Liberal Democrat supporters they had won a "stunning victory" in Eastleigh, despite the "exceptional circumstances".
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has congratulated Mike Thornton on his victory:
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has been on the campaign trail again today. It's his third visit to the Eastleigh constituency. Mr Clegg joined Hampshire cricketers at the Ageas Bowl to see how development work at the site is progressing.
He also spoke to Meridian, defending the decision by the Liberal Democrat run Eastleigh Borough Council to build 1,400 homes on farmland and a golf course at Boorley Green in Botley. The development has sparked local opposition.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg pitched up for his third visit to Eastleigh in little over a week as the clock ticks down the by-election on February 28. Today he visited the home of Hampshire cricket - the Ageas Bowl in Eastleigh - to show his support for the party candidate.
VIDEO: It's been a Liberal Democrat stronghold since the last by-election there 19 years ago. And today the Deputy Prime Minister was in Eastleigh to ensure it remained so. The Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg joined the party's new Parliamentary candidate on the campaign trail. Phil Hornby reports.
VIDEO: Nick Clegg arrives at Eastleigh College, and talks to students there.