Eastbourne and Willingdon MP Caroline Ansell has become chair of an influential Conservative backbench committee tasked with looking at education policy.
The 1922 Education Committee will act as a conduit between MPs and the new Education Minister Justine Greening to advise and formulate manifesto pledges for the next General Election.
Caroline, who is a former teacher, said, “This appointment is a great honour and I intend to bring my experience to bear to help formulate policy that will improve standards in education but also acknowledge and do more to help teachers who are rightly concerned about workload.
“I will be meeting with the Education Minister very soon to discuss these issues. Justine knows Eastbourne after visiting Ocklynge Junior School last year when she was international development secretary and I know she is passionate about education.
“It’s an ongoing campaign of mine to ensure all our young people get the best start in life and I very much hope I can now have influence over the direction of education policy in the years to come.”