Standing up for our schools

Liberal Democrats plan extra investment in education


The Liberal Democrats are leading the fight against Conservative cuts that will force schools in Derby North to cut over over £1,000,000 from budgets. Local Lib Dem Barry Holliday said:

“Our schools are in desperate need of more investment. Children are being taught in run-down buildings by overworked teachers.

“The Lib Dems are calling for an extra £27.7 million for schools in Derby to ensure pupils get the good quality of education they deserve. That money would mean an additional 152 teachers here in Derby.

“It’s time to end the Conservative attack on our schools and make sure teachers have the resources to do their vital job properly.”

Vince Cable, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

“Children only get one chance at their education. There is no greater investment than making sure every child gets the opportunity to fulfill their potential at school.

“That means more money for education, especially in those vital early years, so that no child is left behind.

“But the Conservatives are cutting school budgets despite promising more money during the General Election.

“The Liberal Democrats are the party of education and opportunity. We will fight to make sure no school and no pupil misses out.”

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