LUFF FIGHTS FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS TO GET A FAIRER DEAL IN THE SPENDING REVIEW
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After a series of visits to schools in his Mid Worcestershire constituency, including Droitwich, Claines, Broadway and Cutnall Green, Peter Luff is stepping up his campaign for fairer funding.


The MP is writing to Schools Secretary, Michael Gove, to urge that the impact on local schools of the tough spending decisions that have to be made are minimised.

Peter explained,

“I’ve been campaign for fairer funding for our schools since I was first elected, but tragically, during the years of growing expenditure on schools, Worcestershire fell even further behind.

“Now that the country is in a much more difficult place for public spending, thanks to the huge deficit left us by the last government, we have to fight even harder for our county schools. They don’t have the spare cash to deal with lower funding in the future that better placed schools in areas like Birmingham do.

“That means it’s even more urgent to fight for fairer funding now than it was in the past. It’s really important that schools get a fairer share in these difficult times.

“The coalition government has said it will work for a fairer distribution of funds, and it is consulting on some measures that could change things for the better. I am determined, while they are doing that, that we make as much noise as possible about the injustices facing Worcestershire when it comes to cash for our schools.

“Making sure Worcestershire schools get a fairer deal at a time of spending cuts is essential if county children are to maximise their potential.”

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