MP denies linking being a parent to taking child abuse seriously
Sarah Champion denies suggesting Theresa May doesn’t ‘get’ issue because she doesn’t have children
A Labour MP has angrily denied suggesting David Cameron took the issue of child exploitation more seriously than Theresa May because he is a father.
Sarah Champion said in an interview that she was concerned May had allowed the issue to fall off the agenda since she became prime minister, having been committed to it as home secretary. Champion has campaigned on child abuse since the 2011 grooming scandal in her Rotherham constituency.
Labour MP Sarah Champion says Theresa May ‘doesn’t fully understand child abuse’ because she’s not a mum
The former Shadow Minister said David Cameron ‘got it’ as an issue because he was ‘a dad’
A SENIOR Labour MP sparked uproar last night by suggesting Theresa May doesn’t fully understand the problem of child sexual abuse because she is not a mum.
In an interview with Parliament’s The House magazine, former Shadow Minister Sarah Champion said David Cameron “got it” as an issue because he was “a dad”.
Labour MP denies saying PM doesn’t prioritise child abuse because she’s not a mother
Sarah Champion is refuting claims she highlighted Theresa May’s childlessness in a magazine interview.
A Labour MP has denied suggesting Theresa May doesn’t see tackling child abuse as a priority because she is not a mother.
Sarah Champion used an interview with The House magazine to claim the issue “dropped off the radar” once Mrs May entered 10 Downing Street.
The Rotherham MP has been a prominent campaigner on child sexual exploitation following a high-profile scandal in her own constituency.
Labour MP Sarah Champion suggests tackling child abuse is not a priority for Theresa May because she is not a mother
Tackling child abuse was a priority for David Cameron partly because he was a father, a Labour MP said last night.
But Theresa May has not taken as much interest in the issue since she entered Number 10, Sarah Champion said.
In an interview with The House magazine, the MP for Rotherham said it was likely that some MPs were involved ‘in some way or another’ with child sexual abuse.
And she claimed the British authorities do not take enough action to crack down on female genital mutilation because they are wary of ‘cultural sensitivities’.
Miss Champion spoke out six months after she was sacked from Labour’s front bench for warning that the UK had a ‘problem’ with Pakistani men targeting vulnerable white girls.