Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has called on the Government to “fund schools properly“ in its Autumn Budget. He has also urged the Chancellor to “invest in transport links to improve productivity in the East of England“.
Daniel Zeichner says “Schools are really suffering under Tory cuts – whatever Theresa May says, austerity isn’t over for our children and teachers. Parkside Community College will have lost £147,681 by 2020 compared to 2015, while Hills Road Sixth Form College will have lost over £700,000. We can’t educate our children and prepare them for their futures on the cheap. The Chancellor must announce more funding for schools today, or we risk downgrading our education system, as hard-working teachers are increasingly stretched.“
Daniel Zeichner also comments “the Chancellor would be shooting himself in the foot if he does not invest in transport links across the East of England. We are an area of huge economic potential. The All Party Parliamentary Group for the East of England’s Budget Submission illustrates the need to improve transport to drive productivity – I hope the Chancellor listens, for the sake of jobs, and economic returns to the Treasury.“
Mr Zeichner will attend the debates on the Budget this week to raise the case for investment in skills and education.