John McDonnell vows to scrap university tuition fees – but how will Labour pay for it?

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has confirmed that a Labour government would scrap university tuition fees across England "once and for all", it emerged on Wednesday 10 May.


The commitment came to light after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner launched their party's new schools policy in Leeds. Corbyn said voters would have to wait and see if the university fees plan was in Labour's manifesto, due to be published on the week starting 15 May.


But a video has been uncovered by Politics Homeof McDonnell making the university fee commitment to supporters in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.


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