Candidates standing for election in Cheltenham faced tough questions from the audience at the NAHT GE2019 Education Hustings in the town on Friday evening. Over a hundred members, parents, governors and local residents packed the Cornerstone Centre to hear what the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats had to say on the big-ticket issues in education. Questions were fielded on grammar schools, academisation, school funding and RSE in a lively debate which lasted for nearly two hours.
The Cheltenham hustings is just one of several similar events being organised by NAHT across England in the run-up to the General Election on 12 December.
Further events are scheduled to take place in Bolsover, Islington North, Richmond Park, Oxford West, Workington, Hastings and Rye, Carlisle, Penrith and Border and Stafford over the next two weeks.
First published 25 November 2019