Monday 9 December 2019 / 8:00 AM Angela Rayner / Education

The Tories have slashed funding for education and now we are seeing the consequences – Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner, Labour’s shadow education secretary, commenting on the crisis in school buildings, said:

“The Tories have slashed funding for education and now we are seeing the consequences. Across the country schools are in dire need of repair but the funding simply isn’t available to get them into a fit state.

“That failure to invest has left our children and hard working school staff at risk, trying to teach in buildings that are crumbling around them.

“Only Labour will deliver the real change our schools need, ensuring every school building is a safe and secure place to learn.”