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Newlove and Palmer; “We Hail Record Exam Results, But Where Is The Funding?”

The East Riding of Yorkshire Labour Party was quick to praise pupils, parents and staff of the County’s Secondary schools as the media reported a record performance for the region’s GCSE results. 

Josh Newlove (18) Labour’s candidate in the Tranby Ward said, “These results are well deserved and show above all that the commitment and hard work from everyone concerned has produced tangible progress and increases the life chances of those pupils concerned.” 

Mr. Newlove was quick to condemn those who seek to claim that exams are “dumbed down”. “My recent experience as a student, and the comments of staff lead me to conclude that raised standards of teaching, as acknowledged by the watchdog OFSTED, and an increased awareness on behalf of students regarding the need to work hard has seen an increase is standards”.  

Local businessman and fellow Labour Candidate in Tranby Daniel Palmer (29) said, “This is great news for employers as we have an increasing pool of well educated talent to chose from”. 

However both local men are concerned that the settlement for East Riding schools is just £3,851 per pupil compared to £6,043 for Islington schools. 

“Our per pupil funding is one of the lowest in England, there are comparable areas that do much better, and we as a Labour Party want to ask the Tory led council what steps and representations have been made to improve the settlement, and thus the resources available to our students”, concluded Mr Palmer.


About dermotrathbone

Writer and co author "Through Red Lenses". Activist Unite the Union, Save Our NHS Hull. Fan of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Hull FC, Munster and Ireland Rugby. Views are mine alone and may not reflect the organisations concerned.


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