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Labour pledges £25bn into a "national education service".

Labour pledges £25bn into a "national education service".

Labour has pledged to inject over £25bn into a "national education service" in England, its manifesto reveals.

The Labour Party says it will scrap tuition fees in England, which were increased to more than £9,000 a year under the coalition government.

The party also promises to reintroduce maintenance allowances, limit class sizes and extend free childcare to 30 hours for all two-year-olds.

The Conservatives described the manifesto as "nonsensical".

The Labour Party is proposing to commit an extra £25.3bn for education, funded from extra tax revenue.

 

For early years, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promises 30 hours of free childcare during term-time for all two-year-olds - currently 15 hours is available to the poorest 40%.

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