MP urges schools to ditch expensive, branded uniforms to help hard-up parents

Mirror is reporting that schools should ditch expensive, branded uniforms to help hard-up parents, a Labour MP has demanded.

Hull West and Hessle MP Emma Hardy has written to both Tory leadership contenders urging them to support her campaign after they pledged to invest in education.

It comes as discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl are advertising an entire uniform for under £5.

In a video launching her campaign, she said: “I can’t understand the logic of asking parents of children who are already struggling to pay for expensive blazers when they can look just as smart in something that is so much cheaper.”

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