THE EVENTS surrounding Thursday’s vote on tuition fees has and is continuing to be well documented. Naturally we asked South Basildon and East Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe to reflect upon the events. We also asked why he supported the tuition fees bill?
Thurrock has only 10% of students going on to further education. With the educational maintenance allowance going, Aim Higher going and now the imposition of tuition fees, the key question is: “What hope is there for Thurrock students?”