Lib Dem candidates tell Clegg: oppose tuition fees rise

Voting | 30 Nov 2010


Research carried out by OpinionPanel has been mentioned in a Channel 4 news online. The article starts:

More than 100 Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidates sign a petition calling on the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, to oppose a rise in university tuition fees.

Despite a Lib Dem pledge at the election to vote against a rise in fees, the Coalition Government is proposing that universities should be able to charge up to £9,000 a year - almost three times more than the current cost.

The petition, signed by 104 unsuccessful candidates at this year's election, says: "During the General Election campaign many of our MPs (and now Government Ministers) signed a pledge with the National Union of Students that they would vote against any tuition fee rises during the course of the next parliament. There is one thing that sets the Liberal Democrats apart from other political parties; this is that when we say we will do something during election campaigns we then do it in government.

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