Steve Beasant

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Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has given a cautious welcome to indications from the government that they will raise the tuition fees repayment threshold, but questions where the money will come from and suggests ministers have been motivated by fear into a “panicky bribe”. Vince Cable said: “Raising the repayment threshold to £25,000 is a reform […]

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Only 10% of primary school teachers strongly agree they have the necessary training to feel confident about what action to take when a child experiences a mental health problem. The findings come in a YouGov online poll commissioned by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake commented: […]

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Read the highlights from Layla Moran’s speech to #LDConf

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2017

Read the highlights from Layla Moran‘s keynote speech on Education to #LDConf Autumn 2017 in Bournemouth Layla opened with two all important words… Thank you, conference. It is such an honour, and still slightly unreal, to be addressing you for the first time today as the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Oxford West and […]

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Commenting on figures showing that teachers are on average £5000 worse off in real terms due to the continuation of the public sector pay cap, whilst the number of new teachers has dropped by 10% compared with last year, Lib Dem Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said: “This is just another example of the Conservatives failing the […]

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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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