'Throughout my almost nine years as the Member of Parliament for Congleton, I have visited schools across my constituency and welcomed many hundreds of students to Parliament, and a priority of mine has been the fight for better funding for our local schools.'
'In 2017, together with local Head Teachers, secured a significant victory on school funding - with funding for secondary school pupils' education rising to the £4,800 per pupil minimum which we had campaigned for, and the Government announcing in total an extra £1.3bn per year into school budgets..'
Pictures above: (1) Fiona campaigning for Fairer Funding for local schools, with David Hermitt, Headteacher at Congleton High School; (2) Fiona speaking with the Secretary of State for Education about local schools funding plans; (3) Fiona Bruce leading a delegation of local headteachers and other MPs to discuss issues with funding plans for Cheshire schools, with the Government's Schools Minister Nick Gibb; (4) Presenting a petition on Fairer Funding for local school, in 2015; (5) Meeting with local teachers.
Fiona Bruce has strongly argued in Parliament for better funding for local schools, making it very clear to both the Schools Minister Nick Gibb and the then Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening that current funding proposals for schools in this area are wholly unsatisfactory. Indeed, schools have been underfunded for years, and need an increase not a reduction. Click here for one of Fiona's speeches in the House of Commons on this issue.
Fiona regularly visits schools across the constituency to talk to students, and explain her role and the value of democracy, and has welcomed hundreds of school children to Parliament over the last nice years.