Jeremy Corbyn

Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition

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Islington North Labour

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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Jeremy Corbyn consistently voted against 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 4 Nov 1997: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Student Finance — Opposition Day Debate Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 1998: Jeremy Corbyn 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: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Teaching and Higher Education Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2004: Jeremy Corbyn voted against allowing university tuition fees to increase from £1125 per year to up to £3000 per year, and against making other changes to higher education funding and regulation arrangements. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2004: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Higher Education Bill — New Clause 5 — Abolition of tuition fees chargeable to qualifying student Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2004: Jeremy Corbyn voted against 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: Jeremy Corbyn voted against allowing university tuition fees to increase from £1125 per year to up to £3000 per year, and against making other changes to higher education funding and regulation arrangements. Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2004: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Higher Education Bill — Clause 27 — Sections 22 to 26: supplementary provisions Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2004: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on The Student Fees (Amounts) (England) Regulations 2004 Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2004: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Higher Education Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2004: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Higher Education Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted against raising the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Jeremy Corbyn 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 11 Sep 2012: Jeremy Corbyn 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 25 May 2016: Jeremy Corbyn voted to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and to oppose further increases in university tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2017: Jeremy Corbyn voted for an energy price cap; for a properly resourced industrial strategy; to maintain the benefits of the European Single Market and Customs Union; to maintain the existing rights of EU nationals living in the UK and EU nationals living in the EU; for increased funding of public services; to scrap university tuition fees; to restore Education Maintenance Allowance, maintenance grants and nurses’ bursaries; to end the public sector pay cap and to increase the minimum wage. Show vote

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