Exams: Williamson has failed to show leadership

  Responding to the announcement that A level and GCSE results are to be decided by teachers, Daisy Cooper MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education, commented: "Parents, teachers and pupils have been left in limbo for months because the Government has dithered and delayed about how to carry out assessments this year. Liberal Democrats led … Continue reading Exams: Williamson has failed to show leadership

Fire Safety: Rejected protection hammer blow to leaseholders

  Tonight Parliament rejected Lords Amendment Four to the Fire Safety Bill, which would prohibit the owner of a building from passing on any remediation costs to leaseholders and tenants. This followed a debate on several related amendments. Responding to the failed amendments, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Daisy Cooper said: “Liberal Democrats shamed … Continue reading Fire Safety: Rejected protection hammer blow to leaseholders

UCAS response: Govt must step up on student mental health

  Responding to today's UCAS figures*, finding student application numbers rising, particularly in health courses, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson, Daisy Cooper MP, said: “Record numbers applying for health courses is a real sign of hope for Britain. Not only have younger people seen the extraordinary commitment of front-line workers during this pandemic, but they now … Continue reading UCAS response: Govt must step up on student mental health

“Leaseholders should not pay a penny”, Lib Dems say

    Responding to Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick's announcement on cladding funding, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Daisy Cooper said:   “It is a scandal that the Tories have broken their post-Grenfell promises to leaseholders living in unsafe homes. “As Liberal Democrats, we are pleased that our amendments and dogged campaigning to protect leaseholders … Continue reading “Leaseholders should not pay a penny”, Lib Dems say

PM’s claim “does not ring true” given Govt stance on free school meals

Responding to the Prime Minister's claim that the Conservative Government will "do everything in our power to make sure no child goes hungry this winter during the holidays", Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Daisy Cooper MP said: "Boris Johnson's claim does not ring true given his hard-hearted refusal to u-turn on free school meals. "The idea that other measures … Continue reading PM’s claim “does not ring true” given Govt stance on free school meals

Tories must “wake up to reality” and do the right thing on Free School Meals

Responding to comments from the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, speaking on today's Andrew Marr show, suggesting that the Government will not change its position on Free School Meals, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Daisy Cooper MP said:“Tory Ministers must stop defending the indefensible on free school meals. We are in the midst of an unprecedented crisis, … Continue reading Tories must “wake up to reality” and do the right thing on Free School Meals

Govt must follow Wales and guarantee free schools meals over holidays

Responding to the announcement that the Welsh Government has guaranteed free school meal provision for all school holidays up to and including Easter 2021, thanks to £11m confirmed today by Welsh  Education Minister Kirsty Williams, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Daisy Cooper said:"This decision by Liberal Democrat Kirsty Williams is wonderful news and will really ease … Continue reading Govt must follow Wales and guarantee free schools meals over holidays

Prime Minister full of bluster but offers little in the way of answers

Responding to the Prime Minister’s warning of a ‘tough’ Christmas on The Andrew Marr Show, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Daisy Cooper said:“The Prime Minister’s admission will leave people rightly worried about their loved ones. Sadly, as has become all too common with this Prime Minister, there was a lot of bluster but little … Continue reading Prime Minister full of bluster but offers little in the way of answers