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Government plans to axe free school lunches have been dropped in another humiliating u-turn. Commenting on the news, Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla Moran said: “Theresa May was worried that she would go down in history as the lunch snatcher. Dropping these plans is just another humiliating climb down, in what seems to becoming […]

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Layla Moran: Over 340,000 secondary school pupils taught in class sizes over 30 The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of treating schoolchildren like “battery hens,” as shocking figures published today have revealed the number of pupils in classes over 30 continues to soar. 344,000 secondary school pupils are now being taught in class sizes […]

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Commenting on reports that student halls in universities up and down the country have similar cladding to Grenfell Tower, Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla Moran said: “A whole new year of students will be moving in to halls at the end of the Summer. Thousands of young people across the country are leaving home for the […]

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Up to 250,000 children living in poverty across England will have their lunches taken away under Theresa May’s plans to abolish universal free school lunches for infants, Liberal Democrat research has revealed. The figures, which have been broken down by constituency and local authority, show 260 children living in poverty are set to lose out […]

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Liberal Democrats in Great Grimsby are calling on the local Conservatives to disown their plans to abolish universal free school meals for infant-aged children or to justify it. The Liberal Democrats have reacted angrily to news that the Conservative manifesto announced that the Conservatives will axe universal free school meals that were introduced by Liberal Democrats when they […]

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The Liberal Democrats will launch their manifesto for a brighter future today. Change Britain’s Future is a plan for a fairer Britain where people are decent to each other, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative economy. Nothing is more important to our children’s future than Brexit. A bad Brexit deal, with […]

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The funding would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets. I’m delighted to announce today that the Lib Dems will invest nearly £7bn more in schools and colleges over the next Parliament. This funding would reverse cuts to school and college budgets, protect per-pupil funding in real terms, and ensure that every school gets […]

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British public want more foreign students

by Steve Beasant on 13 April, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have seized on fresh research showing that three quarters of the British public say they welcome foreign students The Liberal Democrats have seized on fresh research showing that three quarters of the British public say they welcome foreign students after learning how much they contribute to the UK economy. Theresa May has […]

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John Pugh MP writes: Campaigning for your local school

by Steve Beasant on 18 March, 2017

The following article was written by the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Education Spokesperson, John Pugh and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Voice Website. Its Spring and much is stirring as people look cheerfully ahead at prospects new. Every well informed individual in the schools sector though looks ahead with scarcely disguised pessimism. There is one […]

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CASH-strapped local councils are flogging two school playing fields a month to plug the gap in social care funding, it was claimed. Lib Dem Leader Farron hit out: “Councils are selling off the family silver, our school playing fields, to plug their funding gaps and pay for social care.” “The flame of inspiration sparked by […]

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