Local teachers stand for Conservatives

Local teachers have announced that they’re standing for Camden Conservatives to improve local schools and ensure that all children get the best start in life.

Computing teacher Calvin Robinson, standing in Swiss Cottage, said, “I switched from tech to teaching because it allows me to empower the next generation. I’m standing because the Conservatives share that ambition.”

Recent results show secondary schools run by Camden Council under-perform most of London’s. Pupils from Camden’s poorest families under-perform similarly-deprived pupils in Conservative-run Westminster by almost a whole grade.

Teach First graduate Georgina Stockley is standing in Kilburn, while former local head of history Andrew Parkinson is a Conservative candidate in Frognal & Fitzjohns.

Kate Fairhurst, standing with Calvin in Swiss Cottage, said, “I’ve spent seven years supporting pupils with special educational needs. I believe passionately in giving all pupils a great education that suits them.”

The Conservatives have pledged to support parents wishing to set up new schools and ensure computing is taught in every school.