Will Forster

Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Woking, Opposition Leader on Woking Borough Council and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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Lib Dems will invest more than £38 million to protect school funding in Surrey

by willforster on 10 May, 2017

The Lib Dems will announce today that we will invest £38,135,022 more in schools and colleges across the Surrey County Council area over the next Parliament.

This funding for Surrey 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.

£1,247,513 of the funding would be spent on protecting the Pupil Premium, introduced by the Lib Dems to help the most disadvantaged children.

Children in Woking are being taught in overcrowded classes by overworked teachers – but Theresa May does not 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 £38 million of funding would ensure no school and no child loses out.  We will reverse crippling Tory cuts to school budgets and invest to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed.  School funding cuts are a huge issue round locally, despite our political differences – Surrey County Council recently unanimously agreed to my motion to oppose these cuts and has written to the Government highlighting the damaging impact this will have on children’s education in Surrey.

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 Lib Dems can provide the strong opposition Britain needs to stand up for Woking.  Vote for the Lib Dems and you can change Britain’s future.

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