News 10 May 2017
Author: Alex Griffin

Labour will scrap tuition fees if they win the election

10 May 2017

Labour are really working hard to make sure they catch the young person’s vote in light of the forthcoming General Election.

John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, has been filmed at a speech in Mansfield announcing that they will scrap tuition fees completely if they’re voted in and win the public vote.

“So we want to introduce – just as the Atlee government with Nye Bevan introduced the National Health Service – we want to introduce a national education service,” he said.

“Free at the point of need throughout life. And that means ending the cuts in the schools at primary and secondary level. It means free childcare. It means free school training when you need it throughout life.

“And yes it means scrapping tuition fees once and for all so we don’t burden our kids with debt for the future.”

Back in 2012, the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government tripled the price of tuition fees, much to the outrage of young people across the country.