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At the last general election the Conservative Party made a manifesto promise to protect per-pupil funding. The is a promise that is about to be broken.

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Now we've had time to assess the latest funding formula from government, it looks like every school in the country will loose out, with half of schools loosing up to 11% of their funding. We in Brighton and Hove are set to loose £11.5m. You read that right.

I'm chair of governors of a local school, so I've seen first hand it takes to improve outcomes for young people. The work students put in is colossal. The effort teachers and staff put in is almost inhuman. But as a result we have no more secondary schools in special measures. Education in our city is improving, opportunities for young people are growing. Our school community is doing every single thing that is asked of it, and the response of government is to slash the very funding that pays for books, specialist support and teaching, getting the best teachers into schools that need them the most, and making sure our buildings are kept up to scratch.

This is an insult, it is sure to undermine the moral of students and teachers, and it will pose a desperately difficult barrier to delivering the world class education our young people deserve.

We have an incredible local campaign called Save Our Schools and I proudly support it. They held an amazing event last week and it was a privilege to be there, speak to parents, grandparents, teachers, staff and students, and also to participate in the sessions that followed.

Today I've also written to the principal of every school in Hove and Portslade pledging my support to them, their individual school, and our collective school community here. I will do my very best to give their campaign the voice they need and deserve in parliament and I will take their lead and listen them throughout.

Please let me know how this will affect you and your family, and if you're a teacher or school leader please tell me about your experiences as it will help me be the advocate you deserve. Your angry and determined MP, Peter!

A Hammer Blow To Education

At the last general election the Conservative Party made a manifesto promise to protect per-pupil funding. The is a promise that is about to be broken.

I lost my mum four years ago so you'll have to give yours an extra hug from me! Here's a photo with my mum and brother, and I hope those of you who are able are making the most of it today and every day. All the best, Peter

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Thank you to everyone sending me messages at the moment, it's unbelievably kind of you to ask after me.

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I was on my way to vote and passing through Portcullis House when I suddenly heard the noise, shouting, and then security doors open to allow the public to rush in to find safety.

A group of us came straight back to the office I share with Wes Streeting (MP for Ilford North), and that's where I am now as the building is in lockdown.

Ever since I became an MP I've always been very aware of the women and men in front of the building I work in, putting themselves in harms way to keep people like me safe. It makes me feel incredibly humble and words cannot describe my gratitude.

My job right now is to sit quietly in my office and allow these brave officers to do their job. Sitting as I am right now so close to where terror is unfolding, my heart is aching for those outside who are suffering. Yours, Peter

Westminster Tragedy

Thank you to everyone sending me messages at the moment, it's unbelievably kind of you to ask after me.

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