Three South-east deputies against St Andrew’s closure
Wednesday 2nd October 2013, 11:00AM BST.
SOME South-east deputies have declared their intention to fight to keep St Andrew’s Primary School open.
Three deputies are lining up against Education’s proposals to shut the school within two years but, with the Education minister representing the South-East District as well, they are fighting one of their own.
Heidi Soulsby said she was an active part of the earlier campaign to keep the school open and denied that the Public Accounts Committee, which she chairs, should be reviewing the cost savings contained in Education’s closure report.
Mike Hadley emphatically declared his support for the schools, calling the potential closure ‘appalling’ and ignoring the wider impact it would have on the parish. But he also expressed fears that the school might not be saved from Education’s axe.
Mike O’Hara was not available for comment but has recently expressed his desire to see the schools remain open