What are the main parties’ pledges on education spending?

What are the main parties’ pledges on education spending?

Blog-party-pledges-300Yesterday, Nick Clegg pledged that the Liberal Democrats would protect spending on education from ages two to 19, but what are the manifesto commitments for all of the main parties on schools spending?

We’ve summarised the key statements here along with links to where you can read more in their manifesto commitments.

  • Conservatives:

    “On current pupil number forecasts, there will be a real-terms increase in the schools budget in the next Parliament.”

    [button type=”transparent” shape=”square” size=”mini” float=”none” href=”https://www.conservatives.com/manifesto” target=”blank” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”Schools spending pledge is on page 34″]Go to full manifesto[/button]

  • Labour:

    “We will protect the entire education budget, including the early years, schools and post-16 education, so that it rises in line with inflation.”

    [button type=”transparent” shape=”square” size=”mini” float=”none” href=”http://www.labour.org.uk/manifesto/” target=”blank” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”Schools spending pledge is on page 37″]Go to full manifesto[/button]

  • Liberal Democrats:

    “[We will] Protect the education budget in real terms from the early years to age 19.”
    .

    [button type=”transparent” shape=”square” size=”mini” float=”none” href=”http://www.libdems.org.uk/manifesto” target=”blank” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”Schools spending pledge is on page 55″]Go to full manifesto[/button]

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