Bridget Phillipson Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South
This week I visited Hartlepool College of Further Education with Councillor Jonathan Brash.
The Conservatives’ rhetoric doesn’t match reality for Further Education colleges which are worse off today than they were in 2010, and have lacked a clear, consistent vision under the Conservatives.
Labour knows our further education colleges are key to delivering the skills we need for economic growth and our country’s future success. We’ll work with colleges to create opportunities for adult learners and ensure young people leave education ready for work and ready for life.
Thanks to Principal Darren Hankey for taking the time to meet us.