Bridgwater MP threatens to march for new schools

A Somerset MP has threatened to march on Downing Street with headteachers, parents and councillors to get schools "promised" to the area.

Bridgwater and West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger said it was "unfair" that three new schools face the axe and another three have been put on hold.

The coalition government announced on Monday it was dropping the Building Schools For The Future scheme.

The Conservative MP said: "All our schools are very bad."

He added: "They were built a long time ago. We need the schools to bring everything up to date."

Mr Liddell-Grainger said he was promised East Bridgwater, Haygrove and Penrose Schools.

"If we have to, we're going to take the message to David Cameron and say this is a very unique situation.

"We have bent over to turn an industrial town in the South West into a great success story which we have done and we need to point across. Yes, we know the problems the government has got but there are ways around this.

"If I have to stand outside Downing Street and say 'can we please have a chat', I'm more than happy to do so."

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