I’m a married mother of two boys, one of whom is disabled and the other is doing his GCSEs and like all parents I want the best for my children. I am proud as a Liberal Democrat that during the Coalition Government my party insisted that per pupil funding was protected, all infant school pupils received a healthy hot meal at lunch times and the attainment gap between rich and poor pupils began to close as a result of the £2.5billion pupil premium.
Now Theresa May wants to scrap free school meals, which saves hard working families £450 a year. Whilst funding per pupil is set to see the biggest cuts in a generation, billions of pounds are being spent on divisive plans to expand grammars and free schools.
The Liberal Democrats on the other hand would invest an extra £7 billion of funding in our schools, twice as as Labour, to ensure no school and no child loses out.
I’ve served communities in South Yorkshire as a local councillor for nearly 20 years, and now I’m ready to fight for the young people of Doncaster in Parliament. Only the Liberal Democrats would reverse crippling Conservative cuts.