Michael Gove – Extra cash for schools – Lib Dem spin

All money for our schools is welcome. However, it seems the Lib Dem’s don’t want the truth to get in the way of a good story.

The recent Lib Dem press release is a piece of political opportunism with Julian Huppert claiming some of the credit for the extra funding because of his lobbying of government for extra education funding for Cambridgeshire – in fact the latest announcement has absolutely nothing to do with the ‘extra funding for Cambs schools campaign’ and the money is coming from a different pot of government cash completely.

CCC officers have been talking to government about extra money to tackle demographic pressures since around 2009 and yesterday’s announcement was a result of those discussions and similar lobbying by other local authorities

I also understand that yesterday announcement by Michael Gove was unexpected.

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