Tories wanted to slash the schools budget!

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Lib Dems have set up a £2.5 billion Pupil Premium, which puts more money in schools, targeted at pupils who need the most help.

Did you know that the Conservatives wanted to slash the schools budget on entering office in 2010?

In government, Liberal Democrats refused such plans and have fought to protect the education budget.

  • 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.
  • Liberal Democrats insisted on properly protecting the schools budget and getting real terms increases year on year.
  • Photographed briefing documents and a stated mission to make deeper cuts than necessary can only lead to the conclusion that the Tories plan to make deep cuts in education.

Peterborough Liberal Democrat’s candidate for the General Election, Darren Fower, said:

“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.”

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