Cross-party campaign to fight PM's grammar schools plan

Conservative former education secretary Nicky Morgan, Liberal Democrat former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and Labour ex-shadow education minister Lucy Powell have joined forces to oppose the plan.


In a joint article in The Observer, they say creating new grammar schools will do nothing to promote social mobility and warn there is no room for more "division or political ideology" in the education system.


"We must rise to the challenge with a new national mission to boost education and social mobility for all," they write.


"That's why we are putting aside what we disagree on, to come together and to build a cross-party consensus in favour of what works for our children not what sounds good to politicians."


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