Im a conservative candidate and a School Governor. I often sit in governors meetings, sinking further into my chair as my fellow governors criticise the governments education policy.
I understand the contempt towards Mr Gove and i often say that i am linked to him by party association. In Nicky Morgan, however there is more than Party Association, given that she is an East Midlands MP, i have worked with her for a while on Constituency matters.
That said I expect a similar level of contempt for a while towards my Rt Hon Friend.
Whilst at Party Conference this week, I have had good conversation with both the NUT and the NASUWT. In the process I have had my mind changed about the NUT, i now recognise them to be much more child focusses than their counterparts at the NASUWT. They also have a manifesto of alternative measures, which although may not be agreeable (I am working my way through reading it) is to be applauded and respected.
The NASUWT, pretty much like Labour, have no alternative plan.
The Education system is a future lifeline of the nation, if we dont make a commitment to Education, we are failing on our commitment to Great Britain.