Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Lib Dems protect schools budget.

The truth is out about the Conservative Education policy.

"They tried to cut the schools budget in 2010 and I fear that history is repeating itself in 2015", says Clive Jones Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Wokingham.

Liberal Democrat Education Minister David Laws has said:

"When we came into Coalition Government, tough decisions had to be taken because, as Liam Byrne famously told me, there was no money left.

"The Conservative assumption in 2010 was for a cash freeze in the schools budget - a whopping 10% cut in real terms over the course of the Parliament.

"When they put that to us, the Liberal Democrats insisted on properly protecting the schools budget and getting real terms increases year on year.

"Their silence on the protection of the funding for early years, schools and colleges is deafening.

Clive Jones says, "With Labour surprisingly quiet on the issue as well, it is clear that the Liberal Democrats are the only party committed to protecting education.

"This is about more than just the schools budget. If we want a world class education system, then early years and colleges need to be properly funded too.

"The Conservatives and Labour should match the Liberal Democrats and protect education spending from cradle to college.

"Just like in 2010, you need the Liberal Democrats in government again after 2015 to protect education and ensure that the next five years remain about building a stronger economy and a fairer society."