Wednesday 27 November at The Brooksbank School

With just under three weeks to go until the general election, Brooksbank is to host the only Education Hustings in the Yorkshire region.  The hustings will bring together Calder Valley election candidates and voters for the question and answer meeting.

Organised by Calderdale Against School Cuts (CASC), all four declared prospective parliamentary candidates for the marginal Calder Valley constituency have been invited to attend the Education Hustings.

Campaign organiser, Sue McMahon says four out of five Calderdale schools will be worse off next year compared to four years ago.  “With education playing such an important part in every community, it’s time to put education at the centre of this general election.”

Speaking about the funding cuts of £39.4m since 2015, Ms McMahon says, “Schools have seen reductions in staffing, essential maintenance axed, subjects lost, resources decimated, all of which have placed considerable strain on pupils’ learning at a time when pupil numbers are rising.

With promises of a significant funding boost for education next year hitting news headlines in recent days, Ms McMahon counters, “Despite the additional funding promised next year, schools this year are still having to make cuts.  Our schools have less money per pupil today than in 2015.”

Reserve your tickets now for this key event in the key marginal of Calder Valley …

The event venue

The Brooksbank School

Victoria Road


West Yorkshire



Start 19.15

End   20.30 in the Main Hall.

Doors open: 18.30


This is an admission free, ticket-only event.  Tickets are available from Brooksbank’s Reception during office hours 08:00-16:00.  They may be collected or reserved by calling 01422 374791 or emailing

The candidates

All the declared PPC have been invited:

Javid Bashir (Liberal Democrats); Josh Fenton-Glynn (Labour Party); Richard Phillips (Liberal Party); Craig Whittaker (Conservative Party).

This is your opportunity to ask the candidates representing this key marginal a question about education.  Questions must be submitted by 7.00pm at the event.

Kevin McCallion, the Headteacher at The Brooksbank School, will chair the Hustings.