John Healey

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne

@JohnHealey_MP https://facebook.com/JohnHealeyRotherham

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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John Healey voted a mixture of for and 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.

Key votes about university tuition fees:

  • On 29 Jun 2017: John Healey 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
  • On 25 May 2016: John Healey 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 11 Sep 2012: John Healey 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: John Healey voted against raising the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: John Healey 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: John Healey 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: John Healey voted to reject the Liberal Democrat policy of abolition of tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2004: John Healey voted to raise the university tuition fee cap to £3,000 per year. Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2004: John Healey voted yes on Higher Education Bill — Clause 27 — Sections 22 to 26: supplementary provisions Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2004: John Healey 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: John Healey 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: John Healey was absent for a vote on Higher Education Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2004: John Healey 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: John Healey voted not to exempt students at Scottish universities from tuition fees in the 4th year of their degrees. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 1998: John Healey voted not to exempt students at Scottish universities from tuition fees in the 4th year of their degrees. Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 1997: John Healey voted expressed approval of the existing (£1000/year) arrangements for tuition fees. Show vote

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