Lib Dems will invest £69m to protect school funding in Tower Hamlets

The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £69,070,147 more in schools and colleges in Tower Hamlets over the next parliament.


The funding for Tower Hamlets would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements.


£4.3m of the funding would be spent on protecting the Pupil Premium, introduced by the Liberal Democrats to help the most disadvantaged children.


Elaine Bagshaw, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Poplar & Limehouse said:


"Children in Tower Hamlets 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. Local schools are set to lose hundreds of pounds per pupil, and that will mean staff cuts and less support for our children.


"This extra £69m 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."


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 Tower Hamlets.


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

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