After the Chancellor guaranteed to replace EU funding for farmers; science research and a number of other areas, I have written to him asking him to guarantee funding for Tower Hamlets Community College as well. A much needed resource for the community.
The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Horse Guards Road
Thursday 8 September
EU Funding for Tower Hamlets Community College
In light of your announcement in August that the government will guarantee to replace European Union funding for farmers, research scientists and other projects if and when the effects of the UK’s vote to leave begin to bite, I am writing to you to ask that you make the same guarantee for our local community college and other vital services that receive backing from the EU.
Education is vital to giving people the opportunity to make the best life for themselves, nowhere more so than in Tower Hamlets where we still have some of the most deprived communities in London, and the highest child poverty rates in the country.
A guarantee now will reassure people that the future of their college is secure in the uncertain times that this Brexit vote has caused.
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Poplar & Limehouse