PROPAGANDA ROW MP slams heads who ‘sent thousands of letters warning parents of Tory funding cuts’ in run-up to election : Sun.

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Heads warned families of the ‘dreadful state’ of education funding under the Conservatives, breaching official guidance.

HEADTEACHERS sent thousands of letters with anti-Tory messages to parents in the run up to the General Election breaching official guidance, it was revealed last night.

Tory MP Henry Smith decried the propaganda-style letters as “unacceptable”  after heads from 3,000 schools across 145 countieswere sent them out.

MP Henry Smith: ‘Parents tend to trust what their school tell them.’

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MP Henry Smith: ‘Parents tend to trust what their school tell them.’

The letters were sent to families by post and on social media, and warned of the “dreadful state” of education funding under the Conservatives.

The National Union of Teachers also urged parents to sign a petition with one school tweeting parents should think again before voting for the Tories.

According to official guidance, schools must not use public resources to give one party an advantage during ‘purdah’ – the period between an election being called and polling day.

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