Baroness Jones of Whitchurch – Shadow Environment Minister & Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft & Design in Education
As a former House of Lords Spokesperson for Culture and Shadow Education Minister I am a passionate advocate for the arts and culture and, in particular, the vital role they play in the education of our children. I have witnessed first-hand on school visits the importance of access to a range of artistic and cultural experiences. It is particularly crucial for disabled children and young people who not only benefit educationally from the arts and culture but also in terms of their health and wellbeing. This is why I am happy to endorse the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto and applaud the commitment and determination of the signatories.