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16/02/2016 10:24 GMT | Updated 16/02/2016 11:59 GMT

David Cameron's Aunt Clare Currie Blasts Conservative Oxfordshire Council's Spending Cuts

David Cameron is facing scorn from yet another of his close family members, as it was revealed the Prime Minister's aunt will today be joining hundreds of activists to protest Conservative cuts.

Clare Currie is poised to demonstrate against austerity plans to close children's services in Oxfordshire, where Cameron has his Witney seat.

The 78-year-old was snapped on Saturday marching under an 'Oxford Labour Party' banner and brandishing an "No ifs, no buts, no cuts" sign at a demonstration supported by several trade unions, including the NUT, Unison and Unite.

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Clare Currie protesting Tory cuts to children's services

She is due to march again in a second protest taking place today as local councillors vote on whether to adopt cuts of £69 million that would drastically reduce funding for the arts, homeless support and elderly day services.

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell hailed Currie for defying her nephew, telling the Mirror: "Auntie Clare is right - the cuts have gone too far.

"It's about time Cameron started to listen. Every day it seems another person is losing faith in the Tory 'cut first, think later' approach."

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Currie calling for children's services to remain open

It comes days after the Conservative party leader's own mother signed a petition opposing Tory spending cuts too.

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David Cameron with his mother, Mary, at Wimbledon in 2013

Mary Cameron, 81, added her name to the thousands calling on Conservative councillors to re-think their planned cuts.

Prompting THIS punchy sign to appear at today's protest.

But even David - the man who appointed George Osborne to hand down a departmental budget cut of 30% to his communities and local government secretary - waded into the debate, despite his own government's role in tightening the nation's pursestrings.

Cameron said he was "disappointed" at Oxfordshire County Council's budget decision, before opining that there had only been “a slight fall in government grants in cash terms”.

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