Keir Starmer

Ed Miliband pledges to protect education budget in key speech at Haverstock School

Ed Miliband visited his old school, Haverstock, today to outline Labour’s plan for education ahead of the General Election. 

In his speech, Ed Miliband committed a Labour Government to protecting the education budget from real-terms cuts, a commitment the Tories will not match. The next Labour Government would also reduce class sizes for five, six and seven-year-olds.

Labour will also create more apprenticeships again and provide for a technical baccalaureate so that young people are equipped with the skills they need to access better-paid jobs.

Keir Starmer, Labour’s candidate for Holborn and St. Pancras in the up-coming General Election said, “It was great to have Ed with us today to make this important speech. The resounding message is that Gove era divisiveness will be over if a Labour Government is elected in May.

“This election will be of great significance to the next generation. Ed’s speech today shows the deep commitment the Labour Party has to ensure our children and young people are best able to fulfil their potential and access even greater opportunities in the future.”