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The Comet
Posted Wednesday, 19 October 2011 at 17:56
I have just had a conversation with the Comet editorial team regarding this article.

As an MP, I do accept that being misquoted comes with the turf. However, I do not like to be quoted out of context in order to fabricate an interesting headline to the benefit of the paper. I hope the paper will be printing the correction very shortly but just in case, the points I raised were as follows;

I did not comment on the Stotfold Children's Centre as it is not in my constituency. I did point out that, rather than being closed down, Children's Centres in my constituency are actually being opened. I posted on my blog recently photographs of my attendance at such an occasion.

I did comment that in the early days of Sure Start there were problems. Some of the centres I visited when working for Oliver Letwin (10 years ago) were little more than a room with leaflets in. However, I am very proud that the centres in Bedfordshire are providing a much needed service for families and children.

On Friday, I attended a meeting with portfolio holders and the leader of CBC at which I raised the issue and asked what plans the council had and voiced my concerns with regard to the future of the children’s centres in Mid Beds.

It's unusual for the Comet to misquote. I hope this is a one off. 
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