The Liberal Democrat Manifesto Commitment Means £56 million More for Hertfordshire's Schools

May 19, 2017 8:19 PM

Teacher payThe Liberal Democrats have announced their manifesto plans for education. Under their proposals they will invest £55.8 million more in schools and colleges in Hertfordshire during the next parliament.

This extra funding for Hertfordshire would reverse cuts to school and college budgets, would protect per pupil funding in real terms and would ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements.

£6.3 million of these extra funds would be spent on protecting the Pupil Premium, introduced by the Liberal Democrats to help the most disadvantaged children.

Christopher TownsendLiberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for South West Hertfordshire, Christopher Townsend said:

"Children in Hertfordshire are being taught in overcrowded classes by overworked teachers - but Theresa May doesn't care.

"Under the Conservatives, funding per pupil is set to see the biggest cuts in a generation, while billions of pounds are being spent on divisive plans to expand grammars and free schools.

"This extra £55.8 million of funding would ensure no school and no child loses out.

"We will reverse crippling Conservative cuts to school budgets and invest to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed."

In announcing the Manifesto, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said:

"A landslide for the Conservatives would allow Theresa May to take parents across the country for granted and cut our schools to the bone.

"Only the Liberal Democrats can provide the strong opposition Britain needs to stand up for Hertfordshire.

"Vote for the Liberal Democrats and you can change Britain's future."