News / UK and world by Press Association June 22, 2019, 2:11 pm Updated: June 22, 2019, 2:27 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Britain’s next prime minister must ensure schools which are “at financial breaking point” are given proper funding, an education conference has heard. Parents and teachers gathered in Westminster at the Together for Education event in Central Hall on Saturday. Among those to address the rally was Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who said things must change for education funding under the next Tory leader. He said: “Schools are at financial breaking point, teachers have been systematically undervalued, we have a great crisis in recruitment and retention, and teachers are having to spend their own money to ensure that children have the materials they need.” Sharing what he described as “good news” with the audience, he declared: “The next prime minister will not be Michael … [Read more...] about Call to next PM to ensure proper funding for schools
Michael gove what is education for speech
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........DEVELOPING... Story will be updated as new information can be verified. Updated 6 times AlertMeLONDON — Britain’s next prime minister will be a man in his 50s who went to Oxford University — either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, the two finalists selected Thursday in a race to lead the governing Conservative Party.Johnson , a flamboyant former foreign secretary and ex-mayor of London, topped a ballot of 313 Conservative lawmakers with 160 votes and is runaway favorite to become the party’s next leader. He has led in all five voting rounds of a contest that began last week with 10 contenders.Hunt , Britain’s current foreign secretary, came a distant second with 77 votes and will join Johnson in a runoff decided by 160,000 party members across … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt in runoff for UK prime minister
Boris Johnson today called for “guts and determination” to deliver Brexit — and pledged to unite the country in the same way he led the capital for two terms as Mayor of London. In a passionate speech launching his bid to be prime minister, he pledged to “level up” disadvantaged regions, focus on “social justice” and that there would be “no community left behind”. Mr Johnson declared: “I took this city through riots and strikes and all the teething problems of the Olympic Games. “And with a team of stars we brought the city together — with new infrastructure, with renewed and relentless emphasis on education, with technology, we shrank that opportunity gap. “I want now to do for the whole country what we did in London; releasing the creative energies of our country and its peoples, and healing its divisions.” Crucially, Mr Johnson claimed in a key message to Conservative MPs — who will vote … [Read more...] about Tory leadership frontrunner Boris breaks cover in bid for No10
LLOYD Russell-Moyle is the Labour Co-operative MP for Brighton Kemptown who made an emotional statement in Parliament, announcing he is HIV positive. He is the first MP to reveal his HIV status in the Commons and the second to disclose he is living with the condition ever. Who is Lloyd Russell-Moyle? The 32-year-old was elected to Parliament in the 2017 General Election with a majority of 9,868. He was born in Brighton in September 1986 and attended Wallands Primary School and Priory School. Lewes before going to Sussex Downs College. He has also studied at Bradford University and Sussex University. Before becoming an MP he was on the Brighton and Hove Council. In 2015 he stood in the general election in the Lewes seat but came fourth. When did he announce he was HIV positive? Mr Russell-Moyle made the statement on November 29 during a debate in the House on public health. He urged ministers to review cuts to sexual health services. He said he had been compelled to speak out on an … [Read more...] about When was MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle diagnosed with HIV, how did he announce it and what did Parliament say?
THERESA May is tonight on course to win the leadership challenge against her after revealing she plans to quit before the next General Election. At least 186 Tory MPs have pledged to back her - more than enough to win the no-confidence vote taking place this evening. Addressing the 1922 Committee of backbench MPs shortly before the polls opened at 6pm, Mrs May insisted it would be wrong to change leader in the middle of the Brexit process. But she added: "In my heart I would like to lead the party into the next election, but I accept that won’t happen." That suggests she will step aside within two years at the most - with the next election scheduled to take place in June 2022. The gambit is designed to win over MPs who want to avoid short-term turbulence but are worried about the prospect of Mrs May leading the party into another election after last year's disaster. Some ministers were reportedly in tears after the PM's announcement. Mrs May refused to put an exact date on when … [Read more...] about Theresa May is on course to win confidence vote after she vows to quit before the next election in speech that left MPs in tears