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Yorkshire's Labour areas suffer more school cuts than Conservatives

SCHOOLS in a Labour-held Yorkshire constituency have suffered almost twice the level of cuts as those in a neighbouring Conservative constituency, campaigners revealed today.

Calder Valley schools have faced a cut of £249 per pupil between 2013 and 2020, while schools in Halifax have had per-pupil funding cut by £479 over the same period, according to the Calderdale Against School Cuts Campaign (CASC).

CASC warned of the funding gap after it saw data from the House of Commons Library.

Halifax is represented by Labour MP Holly Lynch and Calder Valley by Tory MP Craig Whittaker.

CASC covers both parliamentary constituencies, which make up the metropolitan district of Calderdale.

“On Valentine’s Day, we hope that both Calderdale MPs will show their love for our schools by lobbying the Chancellor and Secretary of State in the run-up to the budget to increase school funding,” CASC organiser Sue McMahon said today.


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