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By-election candidate wants return of free pre-school places

Harmer claims move is affordable

A candidate in next week's Peel by-election says he wants to see the return of free nursery education in the Isle of Man.

Ray Harmer says he's been told it's affordable, too.

Free pre-school places were ended in the Isle of Man from September 2012, with the Department of Education saying it could no longer afford to fund it, because of budget cuts.

Mr Harmer says it's important to give people a good start in life: (play audio)

The other candidates in next week's Peel by-election are Leslie Hanson, Penny Hardman and David Pownall.

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