Labour take to north Norfolk streets to protest at grammar school plans

North Norfolk Labour Party supporters campaigning in North Walsham against grammar school proposals.

North Norfolk Labour Party supporters campaigning in North Walsham against grammar school proposals. Picture: NORTH NORFOLK LABOUR PARTY - Credit: Archant

Labour Party supporters took part in a day of campaigning across north Norfolk and Broadland yesterday to protest at Prime Minister Theresa May's controversial plans for more grammar schools.

North Norfolk Labour Party supporters campaigning in North Walsham against grammar school proposals.

North Norfolk Labour Party supporters campaigning in North Walsham against grammar school proposals. Picture: NORTH NORFOLK LABOUR PARTY - Credit: Archant

Activists in North Walsham, Aylsham and Fakenham joined in the action as part of Labour's 'education not segregation' campaign.

Stephen Burke, chairman of North Norfolk Labour Party, who campaigned in North Walsham, said: 'We are opposing Theresa May's decision to the lift the ban on grammar schools which was put in place by the last Labour government.

'Labour's plan offers education for all, while the government's plans are all about segregation in education.

'Their record in government so far has seen classes swell to the biggest in Europe, teachers in their masses leaving the profession, and scandal at their unaccountable academics.

We need investment in our children and schools. A return to selective education won't fix things.'

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