The Conservative Party claimed on Twitter - in a since deleted tweet from its official account and a video featuring party chair Amanda Milling - that it has increased school funding “by a minimum of £5,150 per pupil”.
This claim was false. School funding had increased by between £150 and £250, not by £5,150 as stated by the Conservative party.
The Conservative Twitter account subsequently deleted the tweet and have since restated the amount pupils will receive in total in a new tweet. This tweet also claims there is a £14 billion funding boost for schools. FullFact have previously disputed this claim too, as it does not account for inflation.
For further analysis, see FullFact.
This claim was false. This is a rare (and praiseworthy) case where Conservative ministers and spokespeople withdrew and corrected false statements. This commendable practice needs to be followed much more widely.