CAPITAL funding for schools in Warrington has fallen by £29m under the Coalition Government leaving pupils in unsuitable buildings, Warrington North MP Helen Jones has said.

New figures obtained by Mrs Jones show that funding has dropped dramatically since the Government came to power.

She said: “These figures show a drastic fall in schools funding under the Tory/LibDem government. In addition to the normal capital funding we also received money from the Building Schools for the Future programme, reaching £18.2m in 2009 to 2010.

“Total funding of £37.6 million was coming into Warrington in the last year of Labour government. Now it has fallen drastically leaving many of our children in old and unsuitable buildings.

“The government tells us it believes in the importance of education but it is failing to invest in the future of Warrington’s children.

“It is time for the Tories to come clean and stop pretending they are giving extra money to Warrington when they have slashed the capital budget.”