Tuesday 7 December 2021 / 12:01 AM Stephen Morgan

Stephen Morgan comments on the Child of the North report

Stephen Morgan MP, Labour’s Shadow Schools Minister, commenting on the Child of the North report, said:

“Successive Conservative governments have hollowed out frontline education and support services and children are paying the price.

“The pandemic threatens to cast a long shadow over children’s lives. Ministers should be making a generational effort to help them recover, not standing by while existing inequalities are deepened.

“Children in the north and across the country deserve better than meaningless political slogans. Ministers must take proactive steps to prevent further Covid disruption in schools and bring forward Labour’s proper education catch-up proposals that match the scale of the challenges children face.”