Only Labour will give schools the resources they need

The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has produced analysis of the main political parties’ proposals on school spending in England as set out in the election manifestos.

Cllr Stephen Morgan, Labour’s candidate for Portsmouth South, has spent the last few days of the campaign talking to local teachers and parents about the challenges they face in our city.

He said:

“There is now no doubt about what Tory plans mean for education – our schools will see their budgets cut. We’re hearing it here already in Portsmouth. Parents, teachers and school staff are telling me what a struggle it is with cut after cut to school budgets.

 And head teachers have warned us what the consequences will be for parents and pupils: fewer teachers, larger classes, a narrower curriculum, or even a shorter school week.

The IFS analysis is clear: only Labour will give schools the resources they need to deliver a world-class education for the many, not just the few.”

Labour wants to invest in our city’s schools, so that every single child has the chance to succeed.

Cllr Morgan added:

“Social mobility, helping everyone to get on in life, and assisting people reach their full potential is one of the reasons I went into politics.

Labour are the party of comprehensives, of the Open University. It was us, who founded that, bringing opportunity to all. Of access to the best education for all, enabling every child to go as far as their talents and ambition can take them.

I won’t give up until our city gets a better deal for our schools”.