Lib Dems will invest £55M in Kirklees school funding

The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £55,794,425 more in schools and colleges in Kirklees over the next parliament.

The funding for Kirklees 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 arrangements.

Cahal Burke outside Colne Valley High School


£3,491,301 of the funding would be spent on protecting the Pupil Premium, introduced by the Liberal Democrats to help the most disadvantaged children.

Colne Valley Parliamentary Candidate Cahal Burke said:

"Children in the Colne Valley constituency and throughout Kirklees 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.

"This extra £55,794,425 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 Colne Valley.

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

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