As a parent, chair of governors and former member of the National Digital Learning Council of Wales I am acutely aware of the importance of how a good education can provide the foundation for future success, not just for our children and young people but for the future prosperity of Ogmore.

Ensuring adequate funding for our schools is a priority. Education is the biggest and most important investment any government makes, school budgets are coming under increasing pressure, teachers are working harder now that at any point in recent history. Highly motivated and well rewarded teaching and support staff provide the best education. We must invest in them to ensure that all children are given the same chance to reach their maximum potential. These are our future teachers, nurses, builders, engineers and wealth generators. They are the future of Ogmore and Wales.