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General Election - Lib Dem Liz Adams launches petition to fight school cuts

Ian Hughes 11th May, 2017

LIZ Adams, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Stratford, has launched a petition to fight school cuts.

The mum-of-two is calling on the Government to give schools the funding they need to deliver the best education for children.

Liz said: “In South Warwickshire we can be proud of the superb local schools we have – but the Conservative government is putting them at risk with massive cuts to school funding.

“As a local mum with two school-aged children, I was horrified to see figures stating that 99  per cent of schools face a real terms cut in funding, with some schools in South Warwickshire set to lose over £700 per pupil! Like any parent, I am deeply concerned by this.

“I have been campaigning with the Liberal Democrats to stop these cuts. I firmly believe that investing in our children and young people should be a top priority for all levels of government. If you agree with me, I urge you to sign the petition and back my campaign.”

She added current figures showed schools were set to take a £3bn a year cut by 2020, with the average loss at £403 for each primary school pupil and £554 for each secondary school pupil.

Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson John Pugh said: “The Conservative proposals were utterly cynical, taking from some areas to give to others, rather than committing to give all schools the additional funding they need.

“We are already seeing schools cutting down hours, reducing staff numbers and unable to carry out basic repairs, because of the impossible funding pressures they’re under.

“I fear this will only get worse as we face the risk of a £100bn black-hole in the public finances, because of the Conservative Brexit government’s determination to end free trade with Europe.”

The petition is available to sign at http://www.lizdem.com/stop_school_cuts

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