On Saturday, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner and shadow higher education minister Gordon Marsden sat down with Playbook to discuss the National Education Service before this week’s launch of Labour’s commission on lifelong learning.
This weekend, Angela Rayner addressed the University and College Union’s annual Cradle to Grave education conference in Manchester. The Labour Party’s frontbench education spokeswoman spent much of her speech outlining what universities could expect from a future Jeremy Corbyn government.
Afterwards, Rayner and her shadow universities minister Gordon Marsden spoke to Playbook, answering some of the questions that higher education wants to put to the Labour Party. But first, what did we learn about Labour policy from Rayner’s keynote speech?