Local Labour and UKIP councillors voted to stop any debate about future of Stamshaw Junior School. Lib Dem councillors backed Councillor Leo Madden to allow parents a proper say in the future of the school.
"I was shocked that our local Labour and UKIP councillors didn't want to discuss this school. This was after one local parent came to the council to ask the council to discuss this. I'm amazed that people elected to represent local people won't back local families," says local Lib Dem Councillor Leo Madden.
"We believe that local families need to be consulted properly about the future of our school. I'm really disappointed that the local Labour and UKIP councillors voted to stop this. A real disgrace," says Lib Dem Councillor Leo Madden.
Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate for Portsmouth North Darren Sanders added; "despite attempts to halt debate, we're pleased to report that thanks to the work of local Lib Dem councillors, real and meaningful consultation with parents will be pushed for."