Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Another Tuition rebel goes public

Regional media report today that Southport MP Joh Pugh will vote against the rise in tuition fees; the Daily Post reports:

MERSEYSIDE’S only Liberal Democrat MP has vowed to oppose the raising of student tuition fees in a crunch Commons vote this week.

Southport’s John Pugh told the Daily Post: “However you cut it, this still means adding to the indebtedness of future generations already burdened by our failures on pensions and the economy.”

He has told party whips he will vote “No” on Thursday to the bill to raise the cap on tuition fees from £3,350 to up to £9,000 a year.

It is important to stress that the Constituency Party in Southport overwhelmingly baack their MP on this issue.

1 comment:

  1. My admiration for Dr Pugh knows no bounds on this matter. However it reveals the divisions within the Lib Dems. Once again they are being pushed forward by the Tories to deliver the unpalatable.


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