As the new school terms begins, nearly 4,000 families in the South East are being let down down as they do not get into one of their top three preferred schools.
Harriet Harman MP, Interim Leader of the Labour Party, said:
“Despite David Cameron saying that parental choice was one of his priorities, far too many parents are missing out on getting their child into their first choice school and this number is rising. This is yet more evidence that the Tories’ education reforms are failing to deliver, and are letting children and parents down.”
As the new school terms begins, nearly 4,000 families in the South East are being let down down as they do not get into one of their top three preferred...
New figures from Labour show that 40 per cent of families with children in South East could be hit by David Cameron’s tax credit cuts. Across the UK the figure is 51 per cent, with the number rising to 56 per cent in five UK regions.
The House of Commons figures also show that 73 per cent of families in South East claiming tax credits are in work.
Peter Kyle MP said: “People who have been struggling for the past five years are now worried things are about to get much worse. David Cameron needs to come clean about who the Tories are going to hit with these cuts.
“People in my community work hard, many of them do long hours on little pay but it is not enough to support their family and provide their children with a decent standard of living.
“If these cuts are targeted at the people who are going out to work but are still living in poverty, the Tories will have to answer to the people who voted for them that did so believing they offered aspiration. What credibility can they have now if one of the first things this Government does is hit people who are trying hard, against the odds, to support their families?”
New figures from Labour show that 40 per cent of families with children in South East could be hit by David Cameron’s tax credit cuts. Across the UK the figure...
Nominations by Labour Members of Parliament have now closed for candidates to be Labour’s next Leader.
The candidates validly nominated are:
Full details of the nominations received by each candidate are published at labour.org.uk/leadership
Nominations for Labour’s Deputy Leadership contest closed at 12 noon on Wednesday 17 June.
- To be validly nominated, candidates require the support of 15% of Labour’s Parliamentary Party (35 MPs)
- Supporting nominations from Constituency Labour Parties, affiliated organisations, Labour MEPs, the Association of Labour Councillors and Young Labour close on Friday 31 July.
- Labour has announced a series of hustings, which begin on Wednesday night with BBC Two Newsnight.
- Full details of Labour’s hustings can be found here: labour.org.uk/blog/entry/your-local-leadership-husting
- Channel 4, Sky News, The Sunday Politics, 5live and LBC will also host live hustings events in seats the Labour Party had hoped to win in the general election, including Stevenage, Swindon, and Nuneaton this coming Wednesday.
- The election shall be conducted on a One Person, One Vote system. All Labour Party members, Affiliate Supporters and Registered Supporters will receive a ballot paper. People can join the party or sign up as a registered or affiliate supporter to take part here:labour.org.uk/w/labour-party-supporters
- Labour’s new Leader and Deputy Leader will be announced at a special event on Saturday 12 September.
Nominations by Labour Members of Parliament have now closed for candidates to be Labour’s next Leader. The candidates validly nominated are: ANDY BURNHAMYVETTE COOPERJEREMY CORBYNLIZ KENDALL Full details of the...
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