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MP Andrew Bridgen welcomes cash boost for schools in North West Leicestershire

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 23, 2014

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THE MP for North West Leicestershire has welcomed a cash boost for schools.

The Government this week announced that schools in some of the 'least fairly funded' areas in the country would benefit from a share of £390 million.

Schools in Leicestershire will see a £20.6 million boost in their funding, meaning schools in North West Leicestershire will see their funding go up by £242 per pupil – an increase of more than six per cent.

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen has welcomed the news, which he said would benefit youngsters in his constituency.

He said: "Children in Leicestershire deserve the very best schools so they can gain the skills they need to get on in life.

"Labour failed to address the unfairness in our funding system, in my opinion, which meant that our local schools haven't received the funding they deserved.

"That's why I welcome this cash boost. It means our schools will get the resources they are entitled to and will help improve the quality of education for all children in North West Leicestershire."

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