Pentre Primary School
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Education Minister Leighton Andrews' Pentre school campaign

The education minister has been criticised for backing a campaign to save a school in his constituency which faces closure as a result of his own policy to tackle surplus places.

Leighton Andrews was photographed early this month holding a sign saying "Save Pentre Primary School".

The Welsh Lib Dems said parents in other parts of Wales where schools had closed would be "flabbergasted".

The minister said he was standing up for his constituents as Rhondda AM, but later announced his resignation.

Daniel Davies reports.

  • 25 Jun 2013