Blackpool MP's blast over new student board members

A Blackpool MP has hit out at the Government for failing to represent colleges on a pivotal  new education board.

Thursday, 4th January 2018, 11:41 am
Updated Thursday, 4th January 2018, 11:45 am
MP Gordon Marsden

Labour’s Gordon Marsden said the important colleges sector will be left out by the decision not to appoint a further education representative to the board of the new Office for Students.

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The 15-strong board includes the director of the New Schools Network, Toby Young, who has come under fire this week for his controversial tweets.

Mr Marsden, shadow skills minster as well as the representative for Blackpool South, said the choices were “A huge missed opportunity” since one in ten students study higher education in a college environment.