Responding to Theresa May’s speech on education today, Nigel Farage said: "The Government is now supporting the creation of new grammar schools; yet another flagship UKIP policy goes mainstream.
"We in UKIP have campaigned for a return to selective education and at times it has felt a lonely place, but today's announcement is great news.
"Grammar schools work and help the poorest in our society get on in life. I am delighted by what I've heard from the Prime Minister.
"I hope that MPs in Mrs. May's party now have the courage to support this push for new grammar schools."