Newsnight Survey Suggests Minority Believe Labour Have Delivered On Education

Just 28% of people in England believe the Labour Government has delivered on Tony Blair’s priority of “education, education, education” suggests a survey conducted for BBC Two’s Newsnight programme.

The results of the ComRes survey forms part of Labour’s Children, a Newsnight special programme (BBC Two, 27 August at 10.30pm) examining the first children to be wholly educated under a Labour government as they receive their GCSE results.

The survey suggests just under two-thirds (60%) think Labour’s education policies have failed to live up to expectation, while a third (34%) disagree.

The majority of those surveyed – 56% – disagree that Labour’s management of the education system has given parents more choice regarding schools.

A third (35%) believe the Conservatives have the best education policies, a quarter (25%) Labour and 15% the Liberal Democrats.

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