Trudy Harrison - Stand up for your constituents and condemn education cuts in Copeland.
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This petition is calling on Conservative MP Trudy Harrison to stand up for her constituents and condemn in Parliament the education cuts in her constituency of Copeland.
School funding nationally has been cut by £2.8 billion since 2015 whilst corporations and the rich enjoy tax cuts. Between now and 2022 Theresa May wants to cut £8.9 billion to the national education budget.
This is devastating news for schools in Copeland. Parents, teachers and children will all be affected as individual school budgets are cut, teacher numbers decrease and our kids' education suffers.
Typical examples of the further cuts in Copeland are:
- Keswick School faces a cut in its budget of £602,777 by 2021. This is £639 less money per pupil. This massive cut in budget could lead to a loss of 15 teaching staff at Keswick School.*
- The Whitehaven Academy faces a cut in their budget of £211,482 by 2021. That's £353 less per pupil. And the possibility of 6 less teaching staff at the school.*
- Millom School faces a £331,000 cut in its budget by 2021. That's £797 less per pupil. With the possibility of 8 less teaching staff by 2021.*
- Find out the projected cuts to your local school at www.schoolcuts.org.uk and enter your postcode.
We, the undersigned, demand that Trudy Harrison MP condemns these cuts to Copeland's education system.
( *All figures quoted are from Schoolcuts.org.uk )
( This petition has been created by Labour Party members in Copeland however we encourage anyone to sign this who agrees with an end to cuts to our education system in Copeland )
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