In The South

Labour campaign for education not segregation

Besi Besemar September 29, 2016

Labour activists will hold a series of campaign events this Saturday, October 1, opposing the Government’s plans to reintroduce selective education.



Comprehensive schools enrol an average of 17% of children from poorer family backgrounds, whereas grammar schools take a mere 2.7%, leading to further social divisions within society. Labour maintain Grammar schools are divisive and harm social mobility.

Cllr Tom Bewick
Cllr Tom Bewick

Cllr Tom Bewick, Labour’s lead on education at Brighton and Hove City Council, said: “How on earth can such a divisive policy last introduced in the 1950s provide any real answers to the gross inequalities or social polarisation of today?”

Cllr Lloyd Russell-Moyle
Cllr Lloyd Russell-Moyle

Cllr Lloyd Russell-Moyle, acting chair of the District Labour Party, added: “The introduction of segregation in education will lead to poor quality Secondary Moderns, destroy links between schools and communities, and is a step back into the past. We will fight for good schools for all children and young people.”


The events will be at four locations across the city between 10:30am and 3:30pm.

♦ New Rd, Brighton BN1 1SD

♦ New Steine, Brighton BN2 1PA

♦ George Street, Hove, BN3 3YA

♦ 19-20 Boundary Road, Portslade BN41 1GB