David Cameron’s mother has signed a petition against spending cuts that would see the loss of every children’s centre in his constituency.
In typical fashion, Twitter users were quick to respond to the news and poke fun at the Prime Minister, calling him “a naughty boy”.
That moment where your Mum wades in…
“David Cameron’s Mum” pic.twitter.com/0dxMy7DlL3
— Ollie Gallant (@Ollie_Gallant) February 9, 2016
Retired magistrate Mary Cameron, 81, put her name to a battle to save 44 children’s centres due to be closed by Conservative-run Oxfordshire County Council.
Council workers in Mr Cameron’s Witney constituency will stage at 24-hour strike next week in protest at the plans, with the union Unite accusing the council of “turning its back” on children, young people and their families.
Twitter users pointed to Mrs Cameron’s intervention as proof that mum really does know best.
Mums know best
— Crispin Mount (@CrispinMount) February 9, 2016
Mrs Cameron apparently signed the petition while she was visiting her son. She told the Daily Mirror: “My name is on the petition but I don’t want to discuss this any further.”
The plans will see £8 million shaved from its children’s services provision, halving the budget for early years education.
It seems that campaigners are very pleased to have her backing…
We wholeheartedly agree with David Cameron’s mum. https://t.co/yIrVWF34NW
— SaveChildrensCentres (@saveoccc) February 8, 20160