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Anger as UUP and DUP vote for school bus cuts

15 September, 2005

Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson, Michael Ferguson MLA has said that DUP and UUP elected representatives on the SELB are short changing parents and children after they voted against a motion at today's board meeting calling for the reversal of cuts to school transport provision in the area. The vote was lost by 12 to 15 with 4 abstentions.

Mr Ferguson said:

"The actions of the UUP and DUP today are a huge disappointment. They have let down the parents and children who they purport to represent. Both parties said that they would defend education services yet when push comes to shove they have failed to defend this important service for local parents and their children.

"This is a blow particularly for working parents.

"If the UUP and DUP had found it in themselves to back this motion today we would have achieved a major progress in fighting the cuts to services." ENDS

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