Category Archives: Education

Sevenoaks school teacher provision DUPed by Tory power deal

The Tory government’s £1 billion deal with the DUP could have paid for at least one extra teacher for every secondary school across the UK, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. Official figures show there are 4,169 state-funded secondary … Continue reading

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Sevenoaks Lib Dems welcome extra funding for schools and hospitals

The Liberal Democrats have announced a £17 billion infrastructure fund to repair and restore schools and hospitals across England. Local headteachers are increasingly forced to use money that should be dedicated for books, teachers and equipment to fix leaking roofs … Continue reading

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15 questions Theresa May and Michael Fallon must answer

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has laid down 15 questions for the Conservatives to answer on the big issues of national security, schools, health and social care, welfare and their manifesto. He has attacked them and their leader Theresa May … Continue reading

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Alan Bullion welcomes Lib Dem plans to triple vital Sevenoaks pupil premium funding, but slams Tory slashing of free school meals

Sevenoaks and Swanley Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Alan Bullion welcomes plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, with gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school receptions when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. This cash … Continue reading

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Alan Bullion backs Dad’s Month and increased parental leave for new fathers

Lib Dems offer ‘Fathers’ Month’ of paid parental leave for new dads   The Liberal Democrats will introduce an additional month of paid parental leave for fathers to encourage greater sharing of parental responsibilities. The policy will build on our … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Alan Bullion’s adoption meeting speech in Sevenoaks – Averting a Tory Hard Brexit

Only the Lib Dems can stop a Tory Hard Brexit in Sevenoaks and Swanley Local MP Sir Michael Fallon has lurched from being for Brexit, to against, and is now for a ‘Full Brexit’, which would threaten vital jobs in our … Continue reading

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Lib Dems – the real alternative in Sevenoaks

Congratulations to Tony Clayton and his hard-working team who came within 400 voted of snatching Sevenoaks Town away from the complacent Conservatives on Thursday. Many thanks to everyone who voted Lib Dem in the county council elections across Sevenoaks and … Continue reading

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Sevenoaks and Swanley Lib Dems see membership surge

  Liberal Democrats in Sevenoaks and Swanley have seen a surge in new members over the past two weeks, since the general election was called. It comes as the Liberal Democrats reach their highest ever membership nationally, now with almost 102,000 members. 14,000 new members … Continue reading

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30 teachers at risk under Conservative funding plans for existing Sevenoaks schools

School heads and governors have warned of real cuts to schools in Sevenoaks. Their warnings are supported by detailed estimates from teaching unions on the impact of new Conservative funding reductions on individual schools* Within two years the existing schools in our town will lose £1.2 … Continue reading

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Sevenoaks Lib Dems call for all Kent schools to be properly funded

Kent primary school heads and governors tell us that many of our local schools now face a funding crisis.  The Government’s new national funding formula means that they will lose teachers. Kent County Council must find the money to fund … Continue reading

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