North Devon Lib Dem PPC Calls for An End to School Cuts

Kirsten Johnson, Headmaster Mike Johnson and Cllr David Worden at Chulmleigh Community CollegeKirsten Johnson, North Devon Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, visited Chulmleigh Community College and spent some time discussing the funding issues faced by rural schools. Mike Johnson, Headmaster said "We were delighted to welcome Kirsten Johnson, to the College. We explained the difficult funding situation for all rural schools, but particularly here in North Devon where we receive £300 less per pupil. Whilst we are pleased with the funding for the new school buildings, received from the last Coalition administration, we are now very concerned that the government seems to believe that it is possible to run schools on a shoestring."

Kirsten Johnson said, "I've very much enjoyed learning more about Chulmleigh Community College and I was most impressed by the facilities, staff and the excellent behaviour of the pupils. However, it is clear that the issue of equal funding for rural schools in North Devon is being ignored by the government. Fair funding is vital, to enable them to offer young people the best possible education. Frankly, the £50,000 offered in the Tory Budget on 29th October 2018 is a drop in the ocean and shows that they do not understand the extent of the problem faced by schools in N Devon. I am determined to fight against further cuts as your Liberal Democrat MP for North Devon."

During the 2017 General Election campaign, the current Conservative MP told people NOT to vote for him if he supported education cuts. SEE LINK HERE. He has supported them on every subsequent occasion.

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