Our schools have made incredible strides since I was elected in 1989, and we can be proud of the high standards that they maintain. We are fortunate to have first class teachers and inspirational Heads who act as true leaders and look to put educational quality first.

I do worry about the cuts that the Conservatives plan, with Lambeth schools due to lose over £550 per pupil in 2018/19. Labour would reverse these cuts and ensure proper funding.

I have opposed tuition fees and voted against their creation and each subsequent increase. I am delighted that Labour is pledged to abolish them. We won’t break our promise unlike the Lib Dems.