Four in 10 parents say education is key in deciding their vote, poll shows

Only Brexit and health are bigger issues for parents when considering how to cast their vote, YouGov survey shows. A separate poll shows that most teachers have seen class sizes go up.

 

More than four in 10 parents say education and school funding will be a key issue for them in deciding how to vote in the 2017 general election, according to a new opinion poll.

 

A second survey, of teachers, shows that 60 per cent have seen class sizes go up in the past two years.

 

Both polls were carried out by YouGov and commissioned by the NUT teachers’ union.

 

In the first poll of 1,012 parents with school-aged children, 43 per cent said that education and school funding will be a key issue in deciding how they vote. Only Brexit, at 51 per cent, and health outranked education as election issues.

 

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