Danny, his best friend Morris and two other children were dropped off by the MP on the front step of 10 Downing Street where they completed some school work to symbolise the government’s responsibility to educate the nation’s children on a Friday afternoon.

Speaking outside the prime minister’s residence, she told Sky News: “Today, like every Friday afternoon from now on, my son will no longer be able to go to school because austerity measures over years and years have degraded school budgets.”

Ahead of the protest, she told Sky News: “I’m going to sit him on the front of the Downing Street steps and he’s going to do some homework there because it its their responsibility to be looking after and educating our children for five days a week.”