Jo Swinson, Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson for East Dunbartonshire, has criticised local Labour MPs for backing the Government’s plans to bring in top-up fees.
“Labour MPs in the area – John Lyons, Tony Worthington and Tom Clarke – all voted with the Government to introduce top-up fees. If the three of them had voted against, top-up fees would have been defeated. They have badly let down both the hundreds of students across Scotland who go to university down south, and their families.”
“Liberal Democrats believe that access to University should be based on merit, not money. We abolished tuition fees here in Scotland, and all Liberal Democrat MPs voted against top-up fees.”