Labour plans grammar schools debate after issue tops poll of members

Labour plans grammar schools debate after issue tops poll of members

The Labour Party conference is to hold a special debate on grammar schools and consider whether to make scrapping selection altogether a party policy after the issue topped a list of concerns among members. A motion from the Socialist Educational Association (SEA), backed by Nottingham Trent Constituency Labour Party, will be debated tomorrow after more than 218,000 constituency party members backed grammar schools for priority discussion, putting it above issues like Brexit, housing and the NHS. It follows an announcement by the newly re-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that the…

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