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SHADOW MINISTER AIMS TO ADDRESS FE 'FUNDING CRISIS

RETURNING SHADOW SKILLS MINISTER GORDON MARSDEN AIMING TO ADDRESS FE 'FUNDING CRISIS'

Newly appointed Shadow Skills Minister Gordon Marsden has told how FE's "funding crisis" was among the first issues he will look at having been returned to the sector by new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. 

Mr Marsden, who previously served as Shadow Skills Minister under Ed Miliband for three years, also said he wanted to tackle "the continuing lack of comprehensive joined up thinking across the Department for Education (DfE) and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)". 

"I am very pleased to be returning to cover skills issues as a Shadow Minister at a critical time for FE," he told FE Week in his first media interview since his reappointment. Read more...

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