Lib Dems will invest £56m to protect school funding in Hertfordshire

Lib Dems will invest £56 million to protect school funding in Hertfordshire

The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £55.8 million more in schools and colleges in Hertfordshire over the next parliament.

The funding for Hertfordshire, including the Stevenage constituency, would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangem



£6.3 million of the funding would be spent on protecting the Pupil Premium, introduced by the Liberal Democrats to help the most disadvantaged children.

Barbara Gibson, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary in Stevenage, said:

"Children in Stevenage are being taught in overcrowded classes by overworked teachers - but Theresa May doesn't care.

"Under the Conservatives, funding per pupil is set to see the biggest cuts in a generation, while billions of pounds are being spent on divisive plans to expand grammars and free schools. Under the current funding formula, virtually all Stevenage schools are facing huge cuts and losing teachers.

"This extra £56 million of funding would ensure no school and no child loses out.

"We will reverse crippling Conservative cuts to school budgets and invest to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed."

 Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said:

 "A landslide for the Conservatives would allow Theresa May to take parents across the country for granted and cut our schools to the bone.

"Only the Liberal Democrats can provide the strong opposition Britain needs to stand up for Stevenage.

"Vote for the Liberal Democrats and you can change Britain’s future."



 Notes to Editors

Barbara Gibson, Lib Dem candidate for Stevenage, will participate in an Education Question Time organized by Hertfordshire NUT at Barclay School on 5th June at 7pm.


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