On this day four years ago, A vote to postpone funding cuts to children’s centres was voted out by 30 hands to 20 by Worcestershire County Council despite campaigners’ efforts to halt the move.

Angry mums heckled, shouted at and booed some politicians, leading to the chairman saying he may have to eject people unless it calmed down.

In addition, Labour Councillor Jo Baker was warned about his conduct as he urged protestors to stand up inside the chamber.

A Labour bid to postpone the changes, giving time to find alternative savings, was voted out by the Conservatives despite support from the Lib Dems, Greens, UKIP and all but one independent councillor.

Labour group leader Cllr Peter McDonald called the cutbacks “devastating” and claimed the changes would result in “a postcode lottery” in provision.

To a standing ovation from the public gallery, he said: “These families are right to protest, right to fight to ensure the gap between the ‘have’ and ‘have-nots’ does not escalate.”

Despite this, the council pressed on with the changes, which saw the the £6.4 million yearly funding pot for 32 children’s centres in Worcestershire reduced to £3 million.

Do you remember the campaign? How did you react at the time?