Labour East Dunbartonshire candidate threatens to impose student tuition fees on Scotland

Jo Swinson opposes Labour’s plans for student top-up fees


East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrat candidate Jo Swinson has hit out at her Labour opponent over his support for student tuition fees.

While student funding is a Holyrood matter, the Labour candidate John Lyons made a point of voting to introduce top up tuition fees on all students in England in his time as an MP.

Jo Swinson commented: “It is clear that Labour are itching to reverse the scrapping of student tuition fees that the Liberal Democrats forced them to do in 2000. John Lyons’ voting record in Westminster speaks for itself. A vote for him is a vote to reintroduce student tuition fees in Scotland.

“The Liberal Democrats need just a 3.1 per cent swing in East Dunbartonshire to defeat this New Labour loyalist. Tory, SNP and Labour supporters who oppose student tuition fees should vote Liberal Democrat in this election.”

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