Sir Jeremy Wright votes against publishing key information on the RAAC crisis

8 Sep 2023

Yesterday Kenilworth & Southam’s Conservative MP, Sir Jeremy Wright, voted against a parliamentary motion which would have forced the government to publish key information on the RAAC crisis.

Jeremy Wright MP has voted to block the publication of spending requested by the Department for Education to fix RAAC school roofs, amid revelations that funding requests were blocked by Rishi Sunak during his time as Chancellor.

The Liberal Democrats voted for the motion and have been pressuring the government to be transparent about their funding decisions when it comes to school maintenance.

Jenny Wilkinson, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Kenilworth & Southam has slammed the Conservative MP for their “utter contempt” for Kenilworth & Southam’s constituents after he voted to cover up the thinking behind the government’s decision to underinvest in school maintenance.

Jenny said:

“Parents in our area deserve to know the truth about the safety of their children in school. We need to have full transparency from the government over what led us to this point.

How else can we fully understand the situation if the government hides the facts? Yet again it feels like we are being left in the dark and taken for granted by Conservative Ministers.

For Sir Jeremy Wright to not want to see this information made public speaks volumes.

He would rather see Rishi Sunak and the government cover up their underfunding of schools than allow their constituents to understand how we got into this crisis. It shows their utter contempt for the constituents of Kenilworth & Southam and we deserve better.”

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