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Private school Parliament

MPs are nearly five times more likely to have been educated at private school than the rest of the population, a report reveals. Research by the Sutton Trust shows that 32 per cent of MPs went to private schools, compared with 7 per cent of the public. These include 59 per cent of Tory and 16 per cent of Labour MPs. Nearly two-thirds of the House of Lords are private-school alumni.

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