Cambridge: 'Scrapping tuition fees is attractive ... if it can be costed'

If Labour were to win the election, Harry Robson, Tom Jelly, and Oliver Kontkanen, all first-year students at Cambridge University, would stand to benefit to the tune of £9,000 each, because of the party’s promise to abolish tuition fees – but this cash incentive seems to leave them surprisingly cold.


Kontkanen, 18, (pictured above left) plans to vote Conservative, while Jelly (above right) and Robson, both 19, are hesitating between the Liberal Democratsand Labour. Not only has the tuition fees pledge not swayed them, they all feel sceptical about whether it can be implemented. Around the campus there is cynicism from students, who feel they have heard these tuition fee promises before.


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