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Shadow Education Secretary visits Carlisle schools

Stephen Twigg, Shadow Education Secretary, Labour Credit: ITV Border

The Shadow Education Secretary, Stephen Twigg, has been visiting Newtown Community Primary School in Carlisle, which is expected to lose a large part of its funding under the Government's new funding formula.

According to figures from Cumbria County Council the school could lose up to 15.9% of it's budget, around £73,000, because the formula no longer takes as many factors into account.

Mr Twigg chatted to local school children Credit: ITV Border

Mr. Twigg said he was concerned about the changes and would work with the school to try and make sure it doesn't lose out.

He went from Newtown to Petteril Bank school which is also expected to lose out significantly.