Steve leads campaign against cuts to Croydon North’s schools
Steve Reed is leading the campaign against Conservative plans to slash funding for schools in Croydon North.
Under plans backed by the Conservatives and opposed by Labour, schools across Croydon North are set to lose millions of pounds in funding. The Conservatives are cutting funding from schools in Croydon so they can hand it to residents in wealthy Surrey and other shire counties.
Steve’s put fair funding for schools at the heart of his re-election campaign, and has been out talking to parents about how much their school will lose under the plans. You can find out how much your school is set to lose by visiting schoolcuts.org.uk/#/schools
Steve Reed said:
Official figures show that schools in Croydon North are overcrowded, yet the Conservatives are planning more funding cuts instead of giving our children the support they need.
The Conservatives don’t want parents to know how much their school is going to lose, so we’ve been out to explain the facts. There’s a real sense of anger – these aren’t just figures on a spreadsheet, they’re funding cuts that mean our children will lose teachers.
Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Minister for Children and Families. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.
Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.