Wednesday 19 August 2020 / 6:06 PM Education / Emma Hardy

Emma Hardy comments on reports that Gavin Williamson misled the public about who made the decision to u-turn on A-Level and GCSE grades

Emma Hardy MP, Labour’s Shadow Universities Minister, commenting on reports that Gavin Williamson misled the public about who made the decision to u-turn on A-Level and GCSE grades, said:

“It is the latest sign of this government’s stark incompetence that they cannot be clear about who made the decision to u-turn on A-Level and GCSE grades.

“Parents and young people across the country who have been coping with the consequences of this government’s chaotic handling of results will be astonished that they cannot be clear about this. The government must build the trust of parents ahead of schools reopening, but this latest blunder will make that even harder.

“The focus and priority for the Secretary of State must be on students and not his own career.”