The Liberal Democrats have pledged to reverse education funding cuts in Leyton and Wanstead’s schools.

Figures from the National Education Union show that next year schools in the constituency will have seen their budgets cut by £6,046,876 in real terms since 2015/16, once increasing pupil numbers are taken into account.

This is equivalent to a cut of £460 per pupil.

The pledge forms part of the Lib Dems’ plans to spend £10 billion a year more on schools and hire 20,000 more teachers by the end of the next parliament.

Ben Sims, Liberal Democrat candidate for Leyton and Wanstead, said: “The Liberal Democrats will deliver a brighter future for young people in Leyton and Wanstead by reversing years of Conservative cuts to our kids’ schools.

“Stopping Brexit will boost our economy and free up much-needed funds to pay for textbooks, school repairs and fair wages for teachers.”

The Brexit Party candidate for Leyton and Wanstead, Zulf Jannaty, said other parties were using “people's democratic vote for Brexit to cover up for their prior failings to strategically understand and properly fund education across this country.”

He added: “They use senseless performance tables that do not reflect the reality of children's learning or the failings of the education system.”

Ashley Gunstock, Green Party candidate, for Leyton and Wanstead, said: “With every passing year, it becomes more financially difficult to make up the ground we have lost, whatever government is in power. A

“s a teacher of thirty years’ experience, I say that we ought to stop the use of education as a political football and place it back into the hands of educators, listening to their needs. Ofsted and league tables should be scrapped.”

All major parties were contacted for comment.