Oliver Letwin

MP, West Dorset

West Dorset Conservative

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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Oliver Letwin 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 4 Nov 1997: Oliver Letwin voted disapproved of the existing (£1000/year) arrangements for tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 1998: Oliver Letwin voted to exempt students at Scottish universities from tuition fees in the 4th year of their degrees. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 1998: Oliver Letwin voted to exempt students at Scottish universities from tuition fees in the 4th year of their degrees. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2004: Oliver Letwin 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: Oliver Letwin 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: Oliver Letwin 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: Oliver Letwin 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: Oliver Letwin voted no on Higher Education Bill — Clause 27 — Sections 22 to 26: supplementary provisions Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2004: Oliver Letwin was absent for a vote on The Student Fees (Amounts) (England) Regulations 2004 Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2004: Oliver Letwin 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: Oliver Letwin voted in support of the Liberal Democrat policy of abolition of tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Oliver Letwin voted to raise the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Oliver Letwin voted to approve 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: Oliver Letwin voted against reducing 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: Oliver Letwin voted not to take the opportunity to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and not to take the opportunity to oppose further increases in university tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2017: Oliver Letwin voted against an energy price cap; against a properly resourced industrial strategy; against maintaining the benefits of the European Single Market and Customs Union; against maintaining the existing rights of EU nationals living in the UK and EU nationals living in the EU; against increased funding of public services; against scrapping university tuition fees; against restoring Education Maintenance Allowance, maintenance grants and nurses’ bursaries; against ending the public sector pay cap and against increasing the minimum wage. Show vote

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