Equality in education

As a former teacher, education is among David’s biggest priorities. He used his maiden speech to highlight the inequity of the current funding system which sees urban schools receive more funding per pupil than their rural counterparts. Working with the F40 group of local authorities, David is campaigning for a new, fairer funding system which gives equal resources to children in Somerton and Frome – and ends this imbalance which advantages urban schools at the expense of those in Somerset.