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Education Labour being ‘erased from history’ at schools

THE Tories were accused yesterday of “deleting” Labour from school history syllabuses.

Labour MP Rupa Huq told the Commons that teachers and students in her constituency were concerned at the “political imbalance” of the new A-level history exam.

The Ealing Central & Acton MP argued that key events had been omitted from the syllabus.

She said: “It completely omits the 1945 to ’51 Labour government, asks candidates for Conservative strengths and Labour weaknesses and stops in 1997.

“By deleting Labour are they trying to rewrite history?”

Education Minister Nick Gibb said: “The A-level history syllabus was widely consulted on before it was confirmed and the actual detail of the content is determined by exam boards which are independent, so long as they conform to the subject content.”

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