Thursday 25 July 2019 / 1:14 PM Angela Rayner / Education

Johnson’s cabinet is the most privately-educated for a generation – Angela Rayner responds

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to a Sutton Trust analysis showing that Boris Johnson’s cabinet is the most privately-educated for a generation, said:

“It is now clear that Boris Johnson is running a government of the few, by the few, for the few.

“It’s no surprise that the Tories have failed to honour their pledge to rethink the tax loopholes that benefit private schools, and Johnson instead plans yet another giveaway for the super rich instead.

“The next Labour Government will invest in all schools, and provide a free healthy meal for all primary school pupils by ending the VAT tax break for private schools.”

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Notes to editors

Boris Johnson’s cabinet is most privately-educated for generation, analysis finds. Nearly two in three ministers appointed by prime minister attended independent school: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/private-school-boris-johnson-cabinet-reshuffle-ministers-sutton-trust-eton-college-a9020266.html