Jeremy Corbyn

Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition

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Islington North Labour

Academy Schools

Schools with "Academy Status" are given financial independence and freedom from local authority control. Votes have also been held on what requirements ought be made of Academy Schools in relation to admissions, exclusions and personal, social and health education.

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Jeremy Corbyn consistently voted against academy schools

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about academy schools:

  • On 19 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted to allow schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted to require new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted against treating applications from schools seeking academy status received before the bill comes into force as if they were applications under the provisions of the bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Jeremy Corbyn voted against proposals which would have allowed the establishment of free schools, resulted in the abolition of a range of teaching related bodies, allowed student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and allowed teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Jeremy Corbyn voted against more academy schools, free early education for 3 and 4 year olds, restricting reporting on allegations against teachers, and to abolish five education related quangos. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Jeremy Corbyn voted against the March 2016 budget which contained plans to spend £56bn more than was expected to be taken in, introduced a policy of requiring all schools to become academies and introduced a new soft drinks levy. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Jeremy Corbyn voted against turning all primary and secondary schools in England into academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 25 May 2016: Jeremy Corbyn voted to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and to oppose further increases in university tuition fees. Show vote

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