Theresa May’s claims over the Government’s record on school funding were immediately and embarrassingly contradicted by one of her own MPs at PMQs.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn asked the Prime Minister why the Government is giving “tax giveaways to the richest corporations while our children’s schools are starved” – pointing out some schools have resorted to sending out letters to parents begging for extra cash.
In response, May said: “There are record levels of funding going into schools.”
But only moments after she had finished her exchanged with Corbyn, Tory MP Michelle Donelan stood up to demand more money for schools in her constituency.
“For years I’ve been campaigning for fairer funding in Wiltshire schools. Will the Prime Minister please re-affirm her commitment to this?”
In reality, the Institute for Fiscal Studies says that English schools are facing the biggest funding cuts since Thatcher was in Downing Street.
The PM might have a problem on the campaign trail if she can’t even get Tory MPs to buy her spin…