NUS seeks MP support

5 February 2010

The National Union of Students (NUS) has warned ministers to support their campaign against higher tuition fees or lose the student vote. Cambridge University is identified as being amongst the twenty ‘battlegrounds’ in which campaigns are being held. The protests come in light of the review of tuition fees and student funding, with the prospect that fees could be lifted. Wes Streeting, the union’s president, stated that students could make a big difference to the voting outcome in constituencies with big student populations. So far around 200 MPs and candidates from several parties have signed this “pledge” against raising fees.