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Emma Hardy MP, Hull West and Hessle, has been elected to the Education Select Committee.

The former primary school teacher and education trade unionist has been campaigning on education for many years and so has the understanding and experience to scrutinise policy and hold the government to account.

Emma’s commitment to education also saw her elected as the Deputy General Secretary for the Socialist Educational Society and she served on The Labour Party’s National policy Forum for education.

Emma has always had the interests of children and teachers at heart and created the successful Northern Rocks, a national education conference to “reclaim pedagogy” and look at ways to develop and improve teaching.

Emma said:

“I am delighted to be elected to the Education Select Committee and I am determined to ensure I scrutinise government policy to ensure it meets the needs of all children and young people.

“One of the areas I am very keen to look into is accountability and assessment as this years SATs fiasco has proven they are not fit for purpose.

 I bring with me my years of experience on the ‘chalk face’ as a primary teacher and I will be very mindful of the impact of changes to government policy on the workload and morale of our hardworking teachers.”

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