Monday 26 March 2018 / 10:45 AM Angela Rayner / Education

Where a child is born should not determine their life chances – Angela Rayner MP

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on a report by the Children’s Commissioner for England which reveals children in the north of England are being left behind their southern counterparts, said:

“Where a child is born should not determine their life chances.

“By slashing funding for local services, introducing the first cuts to school budgets in a generation and denying the north the level of investment that some areas in the south can take for granted, the Tories are holding back children in the north of England.

“The next Labour government will give every child the best start in life, investing in education across the country to reduce inequality and ensure that every child, wherever they live, can access a good school.”