One of the BBC’s flagship political debate programmes has tweeted a link to a story in the Hemel Hempstead Gazette during a discussion about school places.
Question Time, chaired by David Dimbleby, which aired on BBC One and was also broadcast on BBC Radio Five Live last night, came from Radlett in Hertfordshire.
The panel consisted of four MPs Chris Grayling, Tristram Hunt, Jeremy Browne and Neil Hamilton, plus Jack Monroe and Location Location Location presenter Kirstie Allsopp.
During the show, an audience member asked the panel if parents should have to send their child to a non-chosen secondary school in reference to the fact that 222 children in south west Hertfordshire didn’t get a place at their chosen secondary schools.
A few moments later, the BBC Question Time Twitter feed then said that 94% of Herts children were allocated a place at one of their preferred schools before tweeting a link to an article we did in April saying that preferred school allocations across Herts had increased,while also mentioning that disappointed parents could still apply for places through a new scheme - http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/local/preferred-school-allocations-across-herts-are-on-the-up-but-disappointed-parents-can-still-apply-for-places-through-new-scheme-1-6005436
If you missed last night’s Question Time programme, it is available to watch via the BBC iPlayer.