"I'm supporting Thangam in this election because she shares my commitment to a fully inclusive state education which celebrates and develops excellence in all its forms.
"As a Head of Sixth Form, I'm appalled by the damage done by the Tories' savage cuts. I know Thangam believes in genuinely fair funding that would enable teachers to do their job well and children to flourish. She also believes in a broad curriculum which embraces arts, STEM subjects and humanities alike, and in ensuring that every young person is taught appropriate life skills.
"The way she has championed sex and relationships education in schools is admirable. Thangam always takes the time to listen what people have to say and that's sorely needed right now. Teachers are professionals with ideas and passion; we need a local MP who will be a voice for us and for young people across the constituency." – Louise Davies, Teacher.
After years of campaigning both inside and outside of parliament, Thangam welcomed the decision by the government to introduce compulsory sex and relationships education (SRE) this year.
As part of her duties as a whip, Thangam put pressure on the government to accept amendments to the Children and Social Work bill that would require schools to teach SRE. Such work rarely makes the headlines or the news bulletins, but it makes a real difference.
Thangam says: "Good quality education about sex and relationships can change lives, and it is vital in tackling domestic and sexual violence in our society. In 26 years of experience in domestic violence prevention, I can confidently say that every single abuser I worked with would have benefited from compulsory SRE lessons in school. I’m delighted that my plea for this measure to be introduced in our schools has finally been heard by the government."