Starved of funds

I COULD not believe what I was reading in the May edition of North Somerset Life. In an interview with Councillor Jeremy Blatchford, the executive member for children

I COULD not believe what I was reading in the May edition of North Somerset Life. In an interview with Councillor Jeremy Blatchford, the executive member for children and young peoples services, he criticised Government lack of funding for schools in North Somerset. He then went on to claim the credit for the £30m rebuild of Nailsea School and new primary schools in Portishead and Bournville.I hope the public are not taken in by this extraordinary claim.I would like to ask Cllr Blatchford how much the Conservatives invested in education during their final few years of office. I do not recall a single school being rebuilt or refurbished. Indeed, education was starved of funds year after year, unlike the massive investment made under Labour.DEREK KRAFT - Via email


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