Following the relaunch of the school cuts website showing the impact of the main parties’ funding pledges on each school, volunteers will be helping to raise awareness of education issues.
- Keighley: leafleting from 11am-1pm followed by speeches at Keighley Civic Centre, 81 North St, Keighley BD21 3SH, until 2pm.
- Pudsey: leafleting from 11am-1pm followed by speeches at St Margaret’s Parish Centre Main Hall, Church Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5LA, until 2pm. Amongst the speakers will be Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the NEU.
- Hull and West Hessle: leafleting from 11am-1pm at The Square, Hessle HU13 0AA.
- Barrow-in-Furness: leafleting from 11am-1pm followed by speeches at The Forum, 28 Duke St, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1HH, until 2pm. Amongst the speakers will be Hazel Danson of the NEU.
- Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland: leafleting from 11am-1pm followed by speeches at Guisborough Methodist Church TS14 6AF, until 2pm.
Commenting, Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said:
“This week the School Cuts coalition published the definitive assessment of manifesto commitments on education funding. This empowers every voter to see precisely what will happen to their local schools in a year’s time, depending on the outcome on 12 December. Consistently, it shows a stark choice between investment or more of the same: more staff cuts, increased class sizes, buildings in long-term disrepair. A generation of children has lost out due to the effects of austerity.
“There is a clear choice at this election. Parents, alongside teachers, head teachers and support staff, know that if you value education then you must vote for education.”
- School Cuts manifesto analysis, Do the party pledges cut it?, 4 December 2019.
- NEU Parents Poll, published 27 November 2019.