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John Cryer
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Building Schoolf for the Future

One of the first things the Government did when coming to power was scrapping the school building programme, called ‘Building Schools for the Future'.

The Government did not take into account, that many of these schools are in total disrepair. Children and staff are working in dilapidated, leaky and dirty buildings totally not fit for purpose. Many schools and Local Education Authorities were already in line waiting for money to start projects.

Waltham Forest was one of those.  A total of £263mn was due to be invested in 17 schools in Waltham Forest, but the plans were cancelled as a result of the government's decision.

Government taken to Judicial Review

Locally we were campaigning to get this money back. Waltham Forest  Council
eventually took the Government to judicial review:

> See the Guardian Newspaper Article - Click Here
The Court found against the Government, the Judge called the cancellation an ‘abuse of power':

> See the Guardian Newspaper Article - Click Here
I asked an urgent question, about this review and that the court found against the Government.

You can see my urgent question and the debate at the following link:

> Urgent Question & Debate - Click Here
The Government have since said they will ‘review' education Funding, we wait to see what comes out of this for Schools locally:

> See the Guardian Newspaper Article - Click Here


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