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Labour Councillors Call for Free Vote on Middle Schools

Feb 10

Beccles County Councillor Mark Bee has said he is "not happy" with the way the County has handled its plans to scrap three-tier schooling, and promised the Council would have to "earn his support".

Interviewed by the Beccles and Bungay Journal, Bee said: "I am not happy about the way County have handled this matter so far. I detect a shift of emphasis but at the moment it is not enough to satisfy the concerns that people locally have.

Bee is the second Tory Councillor to voice public concern about the plan. Brandon Councillor Bill Bishop has already made plain his outright opposition to scrapping Middle Schools, writing to concerned parents urging them to "Keep fighting this."

Oddly, Bee also told the Journal that Labour Councillors supported Suffolk's plan, a statement apparently at variance with what Labour Councillors have been saying.