Sebastian Payne

Tim Loughton attacks ex-families minister Sarah Teather for having no children

Tim Loughton has done his bit to fuel coalition tensions today. At the Conservative Renewal conference this weekend, the former children and families’ minister appeared to suggest Sarah Teather, the former Lib Dem families minister, did a poor job ‘because she didn’t produce one of her own’.

As Matthew Holehouse reveals at the Telegraph, Loughton made the following remarks he has claimed were ‘off the cuff’:

‘I guess I have form…particularly since leaving the DfE as minister for children and families so made my pronouncement on family policy.

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