Harman poll

2nd February 1996 at 00:00
A majority of voters disagree with Harriet Harman's decision to send her son to a selective school, according to a poll conducted by ICM for the Daily Mail.

Younger voters were particularly antagonistic, with two out of three under-35s opposing her choice. A survey published last week by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers found that 54 per cent of adults favoured a return to selection, but a majority of voters under 45 were opposed. Seventy one per cent of those polled by ICM said schools or local authorities should be able to decide whether to return to selection.

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