The Sutton Trust has published a Mobility Mapwhich measures social mobility through education across the country. Their study shows that the prospects of young people in the Hemsworth constituency are fundamentally lower.
Hemsworthranks as follows among the 533 parliamentary constituencies in England:
Performance of disadvantaged pupils in early years tests: 308 out of 533
Performance of disadvantaged pupils in Key Stage 2 tests: 456 out of 533
Performance of disadvantaged pupils at GCSE: 354 out of 533
Progress of non-privileged/disadvantaged pupils to universities: - out of 533
Progress of non-privileged graduates to professional occupations: 303 out of 533
Overall: 478 out of 533
This is represents another example of how the Tories are leaving the North behind and another generation disadvantaged by their place of birth. In 21st century Britain, anyone should be able to fulfil their true potential regardless of where they are from.
At a time when Tories cuts are undermining all public services, it is clear that we need to support the work of the Sutton Trust in highlighting this systemic injustice and promoting the need for greater investment in education.
The Sutton Trust has published a Mobility Map which measures social mobility through education across the country. Their study shows that the prospects of young people in the Hemsworth constituency...
David Cameron’s comments before his speech in Leeds today show what he really thinks of us here in Yorkshire.
The comment, which came from the Prime Minister when he thought the microphones were off, was: “We just thought people in Yorkshire hated everyone else, we didn’t realise they hate each other.”
Some may think it was just an off the cuff comment, but I think it reveals something deeply troubling about our Prime Minister’s attitude to over 5 million Britons.
Yorkshire has been hit hard by this government and has been consistently left behind by economic and social policy. Average incomes are way below the national average, child poverty is higher and GDP per head is lagging behind.
It is simply not acceptable that a Prime Minister who claims to believe in “one nation” can consign an entire region of this country to such derogatory remarks.
I have people coming into my office every week who are feeling the horrendous impact of this government. And I tell you something Mr Cameron, we don’t turn people away, we don’t hate each other or anyone else. We embrace people and we live by values of solidarity and compassion. We also like a good joke, but yours isn’t very funny.
David Cameron’s comments before his speech in Leeds today show what he really thinks of us here in Yorkshire. The comment, which came from the Prime Minister when he thought...
Zero-hour contracts represent everything that is wrong with Tory Britain; insecurity and exploitation disguised as flexibility and economic necessity.
It has been announced that the number of people on zero-hour contacts has risen to 1.5 million. These contracts were intended to be used as an exception, to help small businesses, but instead they have become the norm.
The next time someone supports zero-hour contracts by claiming that workers like their flexibility, I challenge them to meet one of the many constituents of mine that are trying to survive from month to month because they don’t know how many hours of work they’re going to get. Not knowing whether they’ll be able to pay the rent or buy food.
I have met many people on zero-hour contracts and they have explained to me the everyday cost of having no guaranteed work. It means that they cannot plan ahead. People cannot think about owning their own home because they don’t have a guaranteed income and are refused a mortgage. It means that they have to wait until two o’clock in the morning to see if they’ve been given any hours.
The Tories are turning back the clock in terms of worker’s rights and this is a prime example. It reveals what they really are; the enemies of hard-work, aspiration and stability.
Zero-hour contracts represent everything that is wrong with Tory Britain; insecurity and exploitation disguised as flexibility and economic necessity. It has been announced that the number of people on zero-hour...