The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest nearly £7bn more in schools and colleges over the next parliament. This means that crippling Conservative cuts to frontline school and college budgets here in Solihull will be reversed.
The Lib Dems will protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from the National Funding Formula. This is a key commitment to the people of Solihull who have been let down.
Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Sarah Olney said:
“Children are being taught in overcrowded classes by overworked teachers – but Theresa May doesn't care.
“While funding per pupil is set to see the biggest cuts in a generation, billions of pounds are being spent on divisive plans to expand grammars and free schools.
“This extra £7 billion of funding would ensure no school and no child loses out.”
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 your community.
“Vote for the Liberal Democrats and you can change Britain’s future.”
Parliamentary Candidate for Solihull Ade Adeyemo said:
“When you talk to parents and teachers, it really brings home the huge unfairness of the funding formula. We know, for example, that St Alphege Infants is set to lose close to £100,000 by 2019, losing over £400 per pupil. These are the kind of eye-watering figures that schools simply cannot afford.”
Ade’s commitment to protecting education funding, and to reversing school funding cuts means that Solihull will have an MP who will fight their cause regionally, locally, and nationally.