Bill Esterson tells Parliament the Tory-Lib Dem Government is fa

Bill Esterson

 

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson told Parliament that the Government was failing young people in Maghull as he highlighted how the Tories and Lib Dems had withdrawn funding for a school rebuild at Deyes High.

 
Deyes High was preparing for a refurbishment and rebuild of the school until the Tories and Liberal Democrats formed a government in 2010.
 
Deyes, Maghull High and Maricourt were all due to be rebuilt under the Building Schools for the Future programme between 2015-2020.
 
As soon as the Tories and Lib Dems joined forces, they scrapped the plans as they axed BSF.
 
Speaking in Parliament, during an Opposition Day debate, Bill Esterson said the Tory-Lib Dem Government had damaged the future of young people.
 
Bill told MPs: "A group of sixth-formers from Deyes High school were at an education event in the Palace (of Westminster) earlier today. Their school building was due to be replaced under Building Schools for the Future, but they will not see it, and neither - more importantly - will their brothers and sisters.
 
"However, it would have been replaced under a Labour Government. I am sure that my honourable friend agrees that that is the disgrace in what the current Government has done. They have cancelled the future in schools for many of our young people."
 
Bill said the Tory-Lib Dem Government had failed pupils here in Sefton Central.
 
Bill said: "Young people right here in Sefton Central have been hit hard by the disastrous policies of this Tory-Lib Dem Government.
 
"Not only has the government axed the Building Schools for the Future programme, which would have seen many of the older schools in Sefton rebuilt, but they have axed the Education Maintenance Allowance and the Future Jobs Fund, which was proven to effectively get young people into employment. We have also seen funding to youth services, youth clubs and activities slashed because of the Tories and Lib Dems.
 
"All of this, is having an impact on our young people.
 
"The Tory-Lib Dem proposals for reforming GCSEs was roundly condemned by teachers and education professionals, forcing Michael Gove into a humiliating u-turn.
 
"Instead of preparing our young people by giving them a strong start in life, the Tories and Lib Dems seem intent to make things as difficult for them as possible.
 
"It is Tory-Lib Dem policies that hurt people in Sefton Central that I will continue to campaign and fight against both in Parliament and right here in  the constituency."