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Private schools to be abolished under Labour.

Private schools to be abolished under Labour.

Labour party members have voted to commit the party to integrate private schools into the state sector.

The motion calls for funds and properties held by private schools to be "redistributed democratically and fairly" to other schools.

And universities would have to admit the same proportion of private school students as in the wider population.

But one body representing independent schools said the overhaul would be an "act of national self-harm".

The vote means members have signalled a desire for the policy to be included in the next Labour Party general election manifesto.

Speaking at the party's conference in Brighton, the shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said "tax loopholes" that benefit private schools would be scrapped by a Labour government in its first budget,

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