That education and party politics are totally linked there is no doubt. At any party's annual conference, educational motions figure extensively on the agenda. Indeed, in the elections of 1964 and 1966 teachers and lecturers formed one of the largest groups of newly elected Labour Members of Parliament. On the Tory side, with the exception of Esmond Wright, and a few others, the weighting has been consistently towards business and commerce. This difference between the two major parties accounts for the strong contrasts in their educational policies, contrasts that are too sharp for any consensus to survive without direction from Ministers and senior Party personnel.
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