Lib Dems will reverse school cuts in North Devon


air Funding for our schools in North DevonThe Liberal Democrats 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 North Devon will have seen their budgets cut by £3,345,403 in real terms since 2015, once increasing pupil numbers are taken into account.

This is equivalent to a cut of £250 per pupil. Across the constituency, 28% of schools have seen their spending power cut since 2015.

Alex White, Liberal Democrat candidate for North Devon said:

“Young people across North Devon deserve world-class schools and colleges so they can get the best start in life.

Currently, children in North Devon don’t get a fair deal.

The Conservatives have cut school budgets to the bone. Across the country, hundreds of schools rely on hand-outs from local parents or cut staff numbers to make ends meet. Some schools are even shortening the school day because they can’t afford to keep children at school for a five-day week.

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

Liberal Democrats will build a brighter future for every child in North


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