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Lib Dems will reverse schools cuts in Woking

November 20, 2019 9:38 PM
By Cllr WIll Forster

Jo Swinson School visit
The Lib Dems have announced that they will spend £10 billion a year more on schools and hire 20,000 more teachers by the end of the next Parliament.

Figures from the National Education Union show that next year (2020/21), schools in Woking will have seen their budgets cut by well over £2 million - £2,381,781 to be exact - in real terms since 2015, once increasing pupil numbers are taken into account.

This is equivalent to a cut of £186 per pupil. Across the constituency, 58% of schools have seen their spending power cut since 2015.

Jo Swinson Layla Moran School visit GE2019
Lib Dem Candidate for Woking, Will Forster, said:

"Young people across Woking deserve world-class schools and colleges so they can get the best start in life. But instead, the Conservatives have cut school budgets to the bone."

"Across the country, hundreds of schools rely on handouts from local parents or cut staff numbers to make ends meet. Some schools are even shortening the school day because they cannot afford to keep children at school for a five-day week."

"Locally, one of my former schools in Horsell has had to ask parents to make a monthly contribution so the school can cope with budget cuts."

"As the next MP for Woking, I will fight to reverse school cuts so that our children can get the resources they need to learn."

"The Lib Dems will build a brighter future for every child in Woking. By stopping Brexit, we can spend £10 billion a year more on schools and recruit 20,000 more teachers to give every child the skills they need to succeed in life."