Tom Clarke

Former Labour MP for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

University Tuition Fees

There have been votes in Parliament on tuition fees applicable to UK undergraduate students at universities in England. Subjects of specific votes have been on the subjects of introducing fees, increasing to fees, and capping fees.

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Tom Clarke generally voted for university tuition fees

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about university tuition fees:

  • On 11 Sep 2012: Tom Clarke voted to reduce tuition fees to £6,000, funded by reversing the corporation tax cut for banks and requiring graduates earning over £65,000 a year to pay higher interest rates on their student loans. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Tom Clarke voted against raising the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Tom Clarke voted against raising the tuition fee cap to £6,000 per year for courses for which there are no plans in place to promote access and student finance information. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2004: Tom Clarke voted against the immediate abolition of all tuition fees, the re-introduction of maintenance grants of up to £2,000 for students from low-income homes, and changes to the country's higher education system. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2004: Tom Clarke voted to reject the Liberal Democrat policy of abolition of tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2004: Tom Clarke voted to raise the university tuition fee cap to £3,000 per year. Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2004: Tom Clarke voted yes on Higher Education Bill — Clause 27 — Sections 22 to 26: supplementary provisions Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2004: Tom Clarke voted for the introduction of variable university tuition fees (top-up fees) of up to £3,000 per year in place of the previous fixed fee of £1,250 per year. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2004: Tom Clarke voted for the introduction of variable university tuition fees (top-up fees) of up to £3,000 per year in place of the previous fixed fee of £1,250 per year. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2004: Tom Clarke voted to allow university tuition fees to increase from £1125 per year to up to £3000 per year, and to make other changes to higher education funding and regulation arrangements. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2004: Tom Clarke voted in favour of university tuition fees increasing from £1125 per year to up to £3000 per year, and to make other changes to higher education funding and regulation arrangements. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 1998: Tom Clarke was absent for a vote on Teaching and Higher Education Bill [Lords] — New arrangements for giving financial support to students Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 1998: Tom Clarke was absent for a vote on Teaching and Higher Education Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 1997: Tom Clarke voted expressed approval of the existing (£1000/year) arrangements for tuition fees. Show vote

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