Keir Starmer says Labour will abandon pledge to scrap tuition fees

Party will ‘move on’ from Starmer’s 2020 leadership pledge

Jon Stone
Policy Correspondent
Tuesday 02 May 2023 09:55 BST
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<p>Labour leader Keir Starmer </p>

Labour leader Keir Starmer

Labour is planning to abandon its pledge to abolish university tuition fees, Keir Starmer has said.

Speaking on Tuesday morning the opposition leader said the party was preparing to "move on" from the commitment.

Sir Keir personally committed to scrapping tuition fees when he stood for the Labour leadership in 2020, including the policy in his list of pledges.

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