Mike Gapes

MP, Ilford South

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Ilford South Labour/Co-operative

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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Mike Gapes 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 4 Nov 1997: Mike Gapes voted expressed approval of the existing (£1000/year) arrangements for tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 1998: Mike Gapes voted not to exempt students at Scottish universities from tuition fees in the 4th year of their degrees. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 1998: Mike Gapes voted not to exempt students at Scottish universities from tuition fees in the 4th year of their degrees. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2004: Mike Gapes 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 31 Mar 2004: Mike Gapes 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: Mike Gapes 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: Mike Gapes 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 23 Jun 2004: Mike Gapes voted yes on Higher Education Bill — Clause 27 — Sections 22 to 26: supplementary provisions Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2004: Mike Gapes voted to raise the university tuition fee cap to £3,000 per year. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2004: Mike Gapes 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: Mike Gapes voted to reject the Liberal Democrat policy of abolition of tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Mike Gapes voted against raising the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Mike Gapes 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: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Higher and Further Education — Tuition Fees Show vote
  • On 25 May 2016: Mike Gapes 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: Mike Gapes 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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