Mark Menzies meets Fylde teachers

FYLDE’S Conservative Parliamentary Candidate met with members from the National Union of Teachers to discuss issues surrounding the education of local children.

Former Member of Parliament Mark Menzies, who is standing again in the General Election on May 7th, spoke to the teachers about the union’s manifesto Stand Up For Education.

During the meeting, Mr Menzies promised to continue his previous work to support schools in Fylde if elected.

He said: “During my time as Member of Parliament for Fylde, I had the privilege of visiting a large number of schools in the area and I was always impressed by the dedication and hard work put in by teaching staff.

“I know that providing the best levels of education for the children of Fylde is something they care deeply about and it is my job, if elected, to ensure they have the support of Government to do that.

“Of course grades matter but fostering a love of learning and gaining skills for their adult life in pupils is something which is just as important.

“Conservatives believe in education and since 2010 there are over a million more children being taught in schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted – and we’re committed to going further.

“With the next wave of our programme, there are 230,000 more good school places already created or in the pipeline – and we’re on course to create 270,000 more in the next Parliament.

“That’s half-a-million more good school places overall – giving families across the country peace of mind that their child is getting a great education.

“On top of that, this Government also created 2.2m new apprenticeships – helping young people get the best start in life when they leave school.”

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