Chorlton MP John Leech has called on Manchester City Council to use government money to build South Manchester a much needed new Primary School.
John Leech said, “Every year I have been inundated with constituents who the council have let down and told them there is no primary school place for their child. I have consistently called for the council to open a new School; the council should be using this share of the government money to solve the problem once and for all”.
The Government has allocated an additional £600m for pupil places this year to authorities that have a shortfall of primary places in 2013/14. Manchester has been given over £12.5 million to deal with their shortage of places.
Children’s Minister & Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather is in Manchester today at the conference for the Association of Directors of Children’s Services.
Sarah Teather said, “I have visited Manchester on many occasions and seen the problems first hand, it’s clear that the Labour council and previous Labour Government turned a blind eye."
“Children in Manchester deserve an excellent education, and with the Liberal Democrats in government this much needed funding is at last being provided. Despite the difficult financial times this Government is committed to solving the crisis in school places in Manchester and has put its money where its mouth is."