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Stephen Hepburn

Former Labour MP for Jarrow

@jarrowstevemp

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.

Photo: Adam Tinworth

Stephen Hepburn 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.

All votes about university tuition fees:

  • On 29 Jun 2017: Stephen Hepburn 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: Stephen Hepburn 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: Stephen Hepburn was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Higher and Further Education — Tuition Fees Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Stephen Hepburn voted against raising the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Stephen Hepburn 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: Stephen Hepburn was absent for a vote on Higher Education Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2004: Stephen Hepburn was absent for a vote on Higher Education Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2004: Stephen Hepburn was absent for a vote on The Student Fees (Amounts) (England) Regulations 2004 Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2004: Stephen Hepburn voted yes on Higher Education Bill — Clause 27 — Sections 22 to 26: supplementary provisions Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2004: Stephen Hepburn 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: Stephen Hepburn 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: Stephen Hepburn 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: Stephen Hepburn 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: Stephen Hepburn voted not to exempt students at Scottish universities from tuition fees in the 4th year of their degrees. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 1998: Stephen Hepburn voted not to exempt students at Scottish universities from tuition fees in the 4th year of their degrees. Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 1997: Stephen Hepburn voted expressed approval of the existing (£1000/year) arrangements for tuition fees. Show vote

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