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December 2, 2019 8:26 PM

Stop School Cuts


Paul Ray has pledged that his party will reverse 'brutal' Conservative education cuts and make sure local schools get the funding they desperately need.

"Our schools are struggling to get by or provide even the basics for pupils due to the cuts. The Liberal Democrats are demanding better for our schools with an extra spend of £10billion each year and the recruitment of an extra 20,000 teachers. It should be a given that our schools have the funding they need to give our children the best start in life. Incredibly, that's not the case.

The Lib Dems have a very strong focus on primary education. If children leave school with poor basic skills, their life chances are severely harmed and latest figures show that 94% of Staffordshire schools have suffered cuts of per pupil funding - a massive £61million between 2015 and 2019.

The Conservatives have cut school funding to the bone and not giving our children the education they deserve. Teachers should not have to buy resources out of their own pockets, while parents are asked for additional donations simply to keep the most basic services available at our schools.

It's also vital that we support the most disadvantaged children both locally and nationally. Too many schools do not have the special needs provision some of our most vulnerable children deserve. We cannot fail our children - especially when we know it is the children who need the most help who are the most likely to be let down.

It's vital we also stop teachers leaving, and that means proper pay. The Lib Dems will guarantee to increase teacher pay by 3% each year.

Labour are making wildly extravagant spending promises which you just cannot believe. And you just cannot believe the Conservative promises too considering that they will only spend an extra 0.35% each year on your public services.

The Lib Dems have made responsible funding commitments you CAN trust. We recognise that tax increases are not always popular but we will put 1p in the pound on income tax and that will be ringfenced for our NHS and care services. Higher earners will pay some more in tax and we would increase to corporation tax to 20%.

More and more Conservative and Labour voters are coming across to the Lib Dems because they believe in Remain and just DON'T TRUST Johnson and just CANNOT VOTE for a Corbyn-led Labour party.


Vote Paul Ray. Vote Lib Dem to Stop Brexit and build a brighter and outward-looking future for our country