His legal right to counselling for his lovely young daughters who had had a terrible time with their birth parents. They were getting counselling, but despite Stockport Council having received of £600,000 to fund such services, their counselling from After Adoption was stopped.

Mr Parnell asked for a decade for help for his daughters (well this is normal for Stockport) without any response. So he decided to stand on the town hall steps, sometimes night and day, until the councillors/council officers did what they were paid large sums of money for and which he had a legal right to. They continued to simply ignore him. His lovely daughters were more and more in need of help. Sometimes young people who have had a difficult life take longer to grow up.