19th September 2003 at 01:00
* Thank you for giving prominence to our success in winning back VAT for our schools ("VAT ruling offers boon to 800 schools", TES, August 15). I hope our example benefits others You are right to highlight lack of funding as a national issue, but we are fortunate in Ealing not to have any cuts in school budgets. Unfortunately, my quote was edited to lose the word "national", so your readers may have thought that we were making cuts.

One other, small thing: your description of me as "council spokesman" gives the impression I am an employee. I am actually a politician!

Leonora Thomson Deputy leader and cabinet member for education London borough of Ealing

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today