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Damming new figures released recently show that every school in Mansfield and Warsop is due to face per pupil cuts under the Conservative Party Government’s new school funding formula.

 

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• Queen Elizabeth's Academy in Mansfield is set to lose £960 per pupil, and up to 11 teachers.
• Meden School in Warsop is set to lose £626 per pupil and up to 11 teachers.
• The Manor Academy in Mansfield Woodhouse is set to lose £253 per pupil and up to 6 teachers.

It is clear there is a crisis in our education system and that areas like Mansfield and Warsop are being hit harder than other areas.

Alan Meale, Labour’s candidate in the General Election said:

“Why are our young people being hit so hard by these cuts, while other more affluent areas down south aren’t? I think Mansfield’s young people, parents and teachers deserve better than that. It’s a disgrace the Conservative Party in Mansfield have let this happen. My team and I are campaigning for a fair share for local schools at this election. I know Parents here in Mansfield will be asking one simple question at this election - why are the Conservative Party targeting our schools for the chop?”

The Conservative Party and their candidate here in Mansfield seem to be boasting about their government’s impact on local schools in a recent article in the Chad.

The truth however is that at the last General Election, the Conservatives promised to protect the money ‘following your child into school’. This promise was broken and we are now seeing the worst cuts to school budgets in a generation, with schools nationally facing cuts of up to £3 billion a year by 2020.


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Notes for Editor

• Figures compiled by the NUT and can be found in full at www.schoolcuts.org.uk

Every school in Mansfield and Warsop facing cuts under the Conservative Government’s new schools funding formula, with some set to lose as much as £960 per pupil.

Damming new figures released recently show that every school in Mansfield and Warsop is due to face per pupil cuts under the Conservative Party Government’s new school funding formula.  ...

Liz Kendall, Labour’s candidate for Leicester West, today challenged her Conservative opponent to oppose his party’s plans to cut funding from local schools.

Conservative proposals to change the national school funding formula mean nine schools in Leicester West would lose £389,000 a year when the full formula goes ahead.

Funding would be cut from six primary schools in Leicester West including Barley Croft, Parks Primary, Braunstone Community Primary, Slater, Woodstock and Queensmead and from three secondary schools including Beaumont Leys, Fullhurst and New College. 

The cuts could force schools to cut the number of teachers or support staff, increasing class sizes and reducing the amount of attention each child receives. Extra curricular activities like school trips and afterschool clubs could also be put at risk. 

Liz Kendall has campaigned against these cuts since they were announced, raising the issue with the Education Secretary in Parliament and meeting with the Schools Minister to demand the Government changes its mind. 

She said: “Conservative plans to cut money from our local schools are completely wrong. They will make it harder for children to get the skills and qualifications they need, and harm the future prosperity of our city. 

“As a teacher, the Conservative candidate should know how damaging these cuts are and make clear he opposes them. 

“The people of Leicester West need a strong local MP who will stand up for this area and always put their interests first.  If I am re-elected on June 8th I will continue to oppose these damaging cuts, back our hard working heads and teachers and fight for more primary school places and high quality apprenticeships.” 

Notes to Editors

  1. The nine Leicester West schools set to lose funding under Government plans (based on indicative figures from Leicester City Council) are: Barley Croft Primary School, Beaumont Leys School, Braunstone Community Primary School, Fullhurst Community College, New College Leicester, Parks Primary School, Queensmead Primary Academy, Slater Primary School and Woodstock Primary Academy.
  2. For more information on Liz Kendall’s campaign for Leicester West, please visit: www.lizkendall.org 

Liz Kendall challenges Conservative opponent to oppose cuts to local schools

Liz Kendall, Labour’s candidate for Leicester West, today challenged her Conservative opponent to oppose his party’s plans to cut funding from local schools.

Thousands of Nottinghamshire women have been short changed by changes to the state pension age for women born in the 1950s.

 

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Yesterday Labour’s candidate for Mansfield led a group of 9 local women to confront the Conservative candidate on his lack of support for their cause.

 

When they arrived at Mansfield Conservative HQ, they were told by Conservative Party staffers that the Conservative candidate in June’s General Election was too busy with meetings outside of the constituency to meet with the women.

 

Alan Meale, Labour’s candidate for Mansfield said;

 

“These women have been robbed, it’s as simple as that. The fact Ben Bradley couldn’t find the time to meet with them says it all.  It’s a shame he’d rather hide outside of Mansfield that meet with real local people. From protecting the triple lock on pensions to defending bus passes and women affected by the state pension age increase, only Labour will protect Mansfield’s pensioners.”

 

Colleen Eales, North Nottinghamshire Coordinator for WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) said:

 

“It’s great to have Alan Meale’s support. It’s a shame the Conservative candidate couldn’t be bothered to meet with us to discuss this vital issue.”

 

After a disappointing response from Conservative HQ, Alan addresses a crowd of WASPI supporters in Mansfield Market Place.

Alan Meale speaks out for women affected by state pension age increases

Thousands of Nottinghamshire women have been short changed by changes to the state pension age for women born in the 1950s.  

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