Will any Libdems rebel on tuition fees vote? Here’s a list


9:01 am - December 6th 2010

by Tom Griffin    


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I have been taking a look at how individual Lib Dem MPs are likely to vote on tuition fees next Thursday.

Looking at all the indications available, I concluded that the MPs fell into four loose categories. I have listed 14 likely rebels, 14 waverers, 8 of no stated position, and 3 backbenchers who are likely to support the Government.

The best source on this is the blog of Tim Starkey, a Lib Dem councillor who is co-ordinating the rebels.

Starkey wrote last Thursday:

Be in no doubt – the lobbying efforts are working. Over the next week it is vital that students, parents and all those who care about widening access to university education write to their MPs and let their feelings be known.

As I’ve said before, don’t just target Lib Dems. There are four Tories on the government benches who signed the pledge too ( Bob Blackman – Harrow East, Stephen Mosley – City of Chester, Lee Scott – Ilford South, Ben Wallace – Wye and Preston).

If one takes Michael Crick’s narrowest definition of ’26 plain backbenchers’, more than half of Lib Dem backbenchers have already said they will vote against the Government. It is still almost half if one includes spokesmen and ‘party whips’ who are not members of the government.

This in itself would be a major blow to the legitimacy of the bill.

As things stand, it would need something of the order of 42 Lib Dems to vote against the Government to defeat it, roughly the entire Lib Dem backbench, plus PPS’s. That number could be lower if Lib Dem ministers or Conservatives vote against the bill.

The most likely scenario at this stage is the one outlined by Peter Oborne:

After six months in office, far sooner than anyone could have expected, the Coalition is in crisis – and the crisis will reach a climax next Thursday, when Parliament votes on tuition fees.

While it remains highly likely that the Coalition will get its business through, victory will come at the cost of permanent ill-feeling. Many Lib Dems feel unable to go back on their very public pre-election pledge to abolish tuition fees. Last night there was talk of a ministerial resignation, with Home Office minister Lynne Featherstone favourite to quit.

Yet there are signs that the Government sees a real danger of an outright defeat. It is this that has put paid to the prospect that the Lib Dems would collectively abstain

Another sign may be the date of the vote itself, as the Times Higher Education Supplement reports.. It may be worth constituents lobbying the DUP, SNP, Plaid Cymru, SDLP, Alliance and Lady Sylvia Hermon.

Here is a provisional list

Likely rebels
1 Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale)
2 Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Lochaber) "told the Commons he could not ‘go along with this particular direction of travel’."  (4 Nov)
3 Menzies Campbell (North East Fife) – "having signed this campaign pledge, then I feel obliged to keep to it." (6 Nov)
4 Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South) " 'It's a big step in the right direction but the government hasn't done enough to make me vote for it and I won't. " (5 Nov)
5 Bob Russell (Colchester) "pledged to vote against" (28 Nov)
6 Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West) - said ‘an increase in fees’ is ‘something that I cannot and will not accept’. (4 Nov)
7 John Pugh (Southport) – "I will vote against any rise in tuition fees, unless a rabbit is pulled out of the hat – and there is no sign of that." (4 Nov)
8 Mark Williams (Ceredigion)
9 Roger Williams - (Brecon and Radnorshir)
10 Julian Huppert (Cambridge) – "I made a promise to the students that I would never support a rise in tuition fees and I have reaffirmed that promise today. " (13 Oct)
11 John Leech (Manchester Withington)  - "I again publicly state that I will vote against an increase in tuition fees." (2 Dec)
12 Ian Swales (Redcar) – "I can't support raising the fee cap up to £9,000 per year. (25 November)
13 Simon Wright (Norwich South)

Waverers
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham) "Mr Horwood said he would not support the bill but was weighing up the consequences of voting 'no'." (1 Dec) However, as Gareth Epps notes below, Horwood may miss the vote as he is attending the Cancún Climate summit.
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central) "“I will not support a rise in tuition fees. I will decide whether I am going to vote against or abstain on the final vote, depending on what is in the motion." (3 Dec)
Lorely Burt (Solihull) – "told activists in Solihull yesterday that she would not vote in favour of the rise." (21 Nov)
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset and Poole North) – "told the Politics Show South that she will either vote against or abstain." (28 Nov)
Simon Hughes (Bermondsey and Old Southwark) "He is expected to make a decision after the a meeting of the Lib Dem Parliamentary Party on Tuesday" (3 Dec)
Stephen Williams (Bristol West) ""I will either not vote – abstain – or I will vote against the government. I have not decided yet." (3 Dec)
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon) "It is fair enough to criticise our policy, with which many of us are not entirely comfortable." (30 Nov)
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey and Wood Green) – "Last night there was talk of a ministerial resignation, with Home Office minister Lynne Featherstone favourite to quit." (2 Dec)
Mike Crockhart (Edinburgh West) -  understood to be considering his position. (4 Nov)
Gordon Birtwistle (Burnley) – Defended policy in meeting with students but added "I haven’t made my mind up about the vote." (26 Nov)
Tessa Munt (Wells)  - "I know that I couldn't vote for the Browne recommendations; what remains to be seen is the detail of what is actually proposed by the Government and to listen to the debate." (29 Nov)
Don Foster (Bath) "told the Guardian he had not yet made up his mind how he would vote on the fees issue" (16 Nov)
Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute) – "would assess the position once he had seen all the government proposals – a view echoed by Alan Reid" (28 Nov)
Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine) "would assess the position once he had seen all the government proposals – a view echoed by Alan Reid and by Robert Smith"  (28 Nov)
Stephen Lloyd (Eastbourne and Willingdon) "is also staying firmly on the fence" (28 Nov)
Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington) "Deliberating whether to abstain; no consideration of voting against." (5 Dec)

Note that its possible that some of those considering abstention may only do so if there is a party-wide deal.

No stated position
Stephen Gilbert (St Austell & Newquay)
Alan Beith (Berwick on Tweed)
Andrew George (St Ives)
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall)
Adrian Sanders (Torbay)
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
David Ward (Bradford East) "Ward has already voted against cuts to civil servants' pensions and the introduction of free schools" (15 Nov)

Likely Government supporters
John Hemming (Birmingham Yardley) – "I believe we have not only delivered on our pledge of a fairer system, but also delivered substantially on scrapping student tuition fees." (7 Nov)
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk) – "This is a completely different system, it's a fair system." (25 Nov)
David Laws (Yeovil) – "We really need to get it out of the way ASAP.? The sooner this is over the better!!!." (15 Nov)

The payroll vote
Ministers
Nick Clegg (Sheffield Hallam) – 'I''d like everyone to vote for this. We're no good in coalition if rancour, bitterness, division creep into our ranks." (5 Dec)
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey) – "I hope, and I would certainly very much prefer, to vote for it. I have worked very hard on this policy." (3 Dec)
Norman Baker (Lewes)
Jeremy Browne (Taunton Deane) 
Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam)
Vince Cable (Twickenham) – “Obviously I have a duty as a minister to vote for my own policy – and that is what will happen" (3 Dec)
Ed Davey (Kingston and Surbiton) - "said he could only hold his hands up." (10 Nov)
Lynne Featherstone - see Waverers
David Heath (Somerton and Frome)
Nick Harvey (North Devon) – "Given these difficult economic circumstances, the Government's proposals represent the best solution – and reflect a real Liberal Democrat influence." (11 Nov)
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh) – As Gareth Epps notes below, Huhne may miss the vote as he is attending the Cancún climate summit.
Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove)
Sarah Teather (Brent Central)
Steve Webb (Thornbury and Yate) – "unlikely to rebel since he is piloting landmark legislation."  (4 Nov)

Government whips
Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland) – "trying to thrash out a deal which will see backbench Lib Dems abstain and ministers vote in favour of the reforms." (4 Nov)
Mark Hunter (Cheadle)

Parliamentary Private Secretaries
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire) – "We have improved the situation for part-time students, poorer students and poorer graduates. That’s a fairer system." (3 Nov)
Jenny Willott - see Waverers
Mike Crockart - see Waverers
Gordon Birtwistle - see Waverers
Duncan Hames (Chippenham) – "Hames was invited to attend the protests but declined to attend as he is in Parliament today." (30 Nov)

This shows that a substantial number of Lib Dem MPs have yet to declare their hand. Lobbying them is still worthwhile.


This piece was originally published on Tim Griffin’s blog The Green Ribbon.

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Helpful but possibly now beside the point. The question quickly seems to be becoming, “Who will vote for a procedural motion to prevent the question of a rise in the cap on fees being put to the vote?” See http://rsrch.co/gyDmxO

Thanks for this. A very useful compilation of material. Thanks, in particular, for providing sources for your annotations; this makes it very easy to follow up and explore further.

Make no mistake – this is consistent Lib-Demmery in action – middle England’s soft-right decision makers at their most timidly dithersome – making a difference to politics? – Well, we think we can see where the differences lie if the lack of collective backbone is as presented here. Didn’t a recent unlamented Prime Minister talk about ‘Tough Decisions’ – this is tough decision dodging at its most craven – I can’t wait to read their next election manifesto. “Go back to your constituencies and prepare for meltdown.”

Jo Swinson: “We have improved the situation for part-time students, poorer
students and poorer graduates. That’s a fairer system.”

Poorer students will forget about it altogether. The abolition of the EMA Education Maintenace Allowance is a blow to whoever wants to continue in education past the age of 16 but simply don’t have the financial means. That alone makes this bill wrong.

The EMA is such an insignificant fragment of national finances. Abolishing it would do very little to help financially. It is a purely ideological device from the Free Market Bible, The Book of John Redwood 3:45.

It is simply wrong to penalise people who want to make the best of themselves by saddling them with enormous mortgage-style debts from the day they graduate, especially when we know the root of the current economic crisis was too much debt. And it’s clear that people from disadvantaged backgrounds are far more likely to be put off going to university if it costs them tens of thousands of pounds.

Guess who said the last paragraph?

The recent concession to give children who received free school meals one year’s free eduction makes the whole list invalid.

However, the “children of thatcher” will no doubt snatcher some of those free school meals.

The fight continues.

6. Chaise Guevara

My MP’s on the rebels list. Makes me feel a lot better for voting for them. Peeps, if you want your MP to rebel, make sure you contact them and say so (and if they’ve already said they will, contact them to show support).

No mention of one year’s tuition paid for by the government for poorer students, and two years if they go to the more expensive universities?

8. Chaise Guevara

@ 6

That’s not what the Lib Dems promised, and thus not why people voted for them.

#6
That is further evidence that they privately conceded their bill was crap. By introducing those sweeteners, the LibDems are obviously acknowledging the new tuition fees regime is hardly “progressive”. They are trying to mildly amend the situation as best they can within the framework allowed by the Tories.

Mike Crockhart has apparently just resigned as PPS and will vote against…

Thanks Tinter,

I have updated the version of the list on my blog, also noting that Norman Baker is now wavering as well.

These are not rebels – they are keeping their word, and doing what the Liberal Democrat membership wants them to do.

Thank you for a very helpful summary and also for the link to Tim Starkey’s blog which contains an articulate and passionate argument for opposing the changes.

Sadly news of Michael Crockart’s resignation may not be accurate. This from the Guardian:

“2.16pm: A senior Lib Dem adviser has just been in the office to say that Michael Crockart has not definitely said that he will resign as a government parliamentary private secretary. Apparently the Michael Crockart being quoted to that effect this morning – “I will be voting against 100%, I’m not going to be pushed out, resigning probably will be the only option” – was another Michael Crockart. The real Michael Crockart, MP for Edinburgh West, has concerns about the policy, but has not yet made up his mind. According to the Lib Dems, the mistake occurred because the wrong phone number is beside Crockart’s name in a media directory.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2010/dec/06/politics-live-blog

15. Flowerpower

The West Lothian Question re-phrased:

WTF – do Scottish LibDems (Kennedy, Campbell, Bruce, Reid, Crockart etc) normally see it as their business to vote on England-only matters that don’t affect their constituents?

@LibDemPress have just tweeted this:

“For the record – Lib Dem PPS Mike Crockart was not on Radio 4 resigning earlier, it was an impersonator (he wasn’t even Scottish)”

How strange.

Congratulations, you lot. Check this out:

http://johnhemming.blogspot.com/2010/12/student-occupation-and-destitution.html

“At 12.09 today I sent an email to my office about a case where a constituent is destitute because there has been a breakdown in the benefits system. At around that time a group of students occupied the office and so it was closed. I discussed the issue on air with one of the organisers of the protest and made the point that they were preventing my office from dealing with some very serious and important issues on behalf of constituents. They, however, decided to continue to occupy the office.

I have been on the train to London whilst this was happening. Clearly the students are not concerned about how their actions are affecting other people. I have not made a formal decision as to how to vote on Thursday, but this sort of behaviour does not make me more inclined to support the case that they advocate.”

Well done! Keep this up and all Lib Dem MPs will vote for the government on Thursday. Result.

18. where's the money?

lets be clear about a “rise in fees”- this is not universities charging more, they charge between 7 and 9 k NOW based on HEFCE (the government funding pipe) banding of how much it costs to run the course.

NOW: It costs £7K to run a UK degree: 3.5K from the student and 3.5K from HEFCE (UK Government) (this is different to maintenance grants)

PROPOSED: Still costs £7k to run a UK degree: All £7K from the student. The university has not “increased” anything, the coalition has just moved the bill entirely from them to the student.

“constituent is destitute because there has been a breakdown in the benefits system”

Students occupying an MP’s office is not going to prevent the MP doing anything about this. He has a parliamentry office, probably a laptop and a PC at home. Plus a phone.

On the other hand, forcing the MP to publically reveal that the benefits system regularly makes people destitute and reliant on their MP to deal with the bureacratic and insane system is a public service – frankly more MPs shou;d be publicising the work they do – or better yet legislate for a saner system

I am particularly interested to see what LibDem MPs for Wales and Scotland will do – if they abstain or vote for they will land English students with the new charges but students in their own constituencies will be exempted.

I find this all utterly depressing.

I’ve voted Liberal/LibDem for the past 30 years..
I’ve always admired -those which have stood up to be counted for what they believe in, yet, at the same time dreaded that they would act like so many in other parties before them that once they got a handle on power that they’d meekly toe the party line, thus proving the adage that it’s easy to say what you think when you’re in opposition.

There’s always talk in every goverment about “rebellions,” can’t say I ever remember any that amounted to much, but there have been a few minor tests for the Lib-Dems, but this is the biggie..and it looks as though a considerable number will do the sheep thing..

How sad, in an era where the pubic are fed up to the back teeth with political types and increasingly likely to listen to any voice that will tell it like they see it and follow through that the Lib-Dems are reduced to lap-dog status.

Whatever next?
Four legs good, two legs better?

I see no reason why defeating a bill should mean the end of a government and this could be a golden opportunity for the Lib-Dems to show their mettle and show a bit of integrity..

Can’t say I now hold up any hope of this happening .

As many are now beginning to chant..”shame on them!”

22. Adele Beeson

My MP, Greg Mulholland, has acted in Parliament in the last week with this EDM:

http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=42136&SESSION=905

I am told he is under pressure to abstain though rather than vote against; hopefully he will stand against in spite of the pressure

I understand that Tory MP David Davis has indicated he will vote against the bill.

Duncan @23 – David Davies goes off message -or so you understand – well, that’s a brave move from an M.P. who had already shot his bolt – New Labour had one like that – the redoubtable Charles Clarke – formerly loyal party apparatchik and then he about-turned to become an independent-minded, bitter-about-a frustrated-career-in-high-office, sad sack. He did his own thing and bucked the party line – and probably as a result of his new found candour he lost his Norwich seat at the last General Election – and his party lost the General Election too – now he can do as much of his own thing as he wants – he lost to a Lib Dem too – which must make the grapes taste even more sour. See – how are the mighty fallen! Look out David D!

25. Chaise Guevara

@ “I understand that Tory MP David Davis has indicated he will vote against the bill.”

Funny. I’m wondering if he’ll play the rebel on AV as well.

Aren’t Stephen Gilbert and Tessa Munt appointed “Baby Whips”?

Now a second Tory MP is planning to rebel, Lee Scott MP for Ilford North:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11937946

From your “likely rebels” list, at least three are from university constituencies (Leeds North West, Manchester Withington, Cambridge). I hope that however they vote, their constituents will remember which party they belong to and what acts that party has committed.

29. Adele Beeson

Chris

Greg Mulholland, Leeds North West, is not a University ward MP – that role belongs to Hilary Benn in Leeds Central.

Regarding the children of the less well off avoiding it altogether, I totally agree, it’s likely to put people off if they feel they’ll be loaded with a heavy debt.

I’m not sure how the paying back of this is to be monitored, or will function but, if it’s just a question of it being back via a loan type system, then I’d imagine that many better off parents will be likely to pay off the debts of their offspring, leaving them debt free..while the offspring of less well off people will be saddled with huge debts, this is never mentioned in debates about this situation.

For some, the increased fees won’t feel that much different from what they pay for their childrens attendance of fee paying schools!

Of course, this used to happen in the days of means tested grants too where some students from better off background used to run up large overdrafts which were wiped clean, each term by their parents, but, at least those of us on full grants had a decent amount on which to live, provided we budgeted carefully and no one paid fees!

Is there any chance of a Blairite hardcore in the PLP voting in favour and messing up these numbers a bit?

Blairite hardcore in the PLC? Assuming you mean ‘Parliamentary Labour Party’ – I think you had better cast your gaze over to the government benches – That’s where your hardcore Blairites are to be found nowadays – Cameron being of course the self-adopted son of Blair. Have no fear, those new-blue-rinse Blairites will vote for the bill whilst St. Tony sits in Cliff Richard Towers looking down in tacit approval.

EddM @ 31. Yes I know – I meant PLP not PLC – je suis desole – The sarcasm isn’t really undermined – I’m all thingers and fumbs that’s all.

Here at Political Reboot, our new writer Emanuelle Esposti considers whether our students are barking up the wrong tree–or rather lamppost?

‘It is not the details of the report we should be condemning, but its overarching philosophy’:

http://politicalreboot.blogspot.com/2010/12/barking-up-wrong-lamppost-why-students.html

Stephen Gilbert (St Austell and Newquay) has fully supported the proposals in his local paper column today.

Adrian Sanders has just posted on Facebook as follows:

“I’ve consistently argued that the Coalition Programme superseded the Fee Pledge by allowing Lib Dem MPs to abstain were an increase recommended.

There was no distinction drawn between MPs who were Ministers and others.

It transpires Lib Dem Minister’s have been instructed to break the agreement and vote in favour of a tuition fee incre…ase. That being so I shall honour the original Pledge and vote against.”

The random ellipsis in there is… random, and not in the original.

So now we know: But you must admire the Lib Dems – they were the only party that had both the courage and the political versatility to actively reflect every shade of public opinion on Student Fees. We shall not see their like again – especially after the next general election.


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    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  49. Nikki Little

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  50. Nikki Little

    Worth a read….http://liberalconspiracy.org/2010/12/06/will-any-libdems-rebel-on-tuition-fees-vote-heres-a-list/

  51. Amir Rashid

    Will any Libdems rebel on tuition fees vote? Here’s a list | Liberal Conspiracy http://bit.ly/ha4X4b Keep up the pressure and #solidarity

  52. Annie B

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  53. Einar Thorsen

    If you have a lib dem MP then read this http://j.mp/i0vYtM and contact your MP to make sure they get the message (via: @markthomasinfo)

  54. David Walters

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  55. Emma Goswell

    RT @markthomasinfo If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP.

  56. Tom Corfield

    RT @alicebell: How individual Lib Dem MPs are likely to vote on tuition fees http://bit.ly/gXLhJM (via @public_uni)

  57. Stephen Mullen

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  58. Michael-James Yates

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  59. cowan88

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  60. ben jackson

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  61. .

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  62. Andy Bean

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  63. Claire Yvette

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  64. Andy Williams

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  65. Bowman

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  66. Chrissie

    @WeLoveBath As we have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact him to make sure he gets the message

  67. nalA Rollo

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  68. irene thomson

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  69. Ira

    RT @sunny_hundal: Which Libdems could rebel on tuition fees vote? A list of their current status, by @tcgriffin – http://t.co/VgqIzEE

  70. Dave Lewis

    RT @libcon: Will any Libdems rebel on tuition fees vote? Here's a list http://bit.ly/gXLhJM

  71. Jean McLean

    RT @dave_lew: RT @libcon: Will any Libdems rebel on tuition fees vote? Here's a list http://bit.ly/gXLhJM

  72. Ian McCulloch

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a libdem MP you cld do worse than read http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to ensure they get message

  73. Luther Blissett

    I've just emailed 30 wavering & potential LibDem Rebel MPs asking to oppose cuts. You can too from this website: http://bit.ly/ha4X4b

  74. ray campbell

    Will any Libdems rebel on tuition fees vote? Here’s a list | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/bXSRaDP via @libcon

  75. Tanya Saxton

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  76. Georgina Seabrook

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  77. robyn minogue

    RT @dave_lew: RT @libcon: Will any Libdems rebel on tuition fees vote? Here's a list http://bit.ly/gXLhJM

  78. richard lyons

    http://bit.ly/dO4Gkx still time to canvass those wavering and defeat the tuition fees vote

  79. Staffordshire UNISON

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  80. Samantha Pinder

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  81. Reds

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  82. David Smout

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  83. richard walker

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  84. Another important day for the student movement « Though Cowards Flinch

    […] focus until now has been to persuade Liberal Democrat MPs on the vote. This excellent research piece by Tom Griffin, journalist and blogger on the Green Ribbon, shows the divide in voting intentions this Thursday, […]

  85. Keith Parkins

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  86. We Love Bath

    RT @ChrissieWild: @WeLoveBath As we have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact him to make su …

  87. Another important day for the student movement « Raincoat Optimism

    […] focus until now has been to persuade Liberal Democrat MPs on the vote. This excellent research piece by Tom Griffin, journalist and blogger on the Green Ribbon, shows the divide in voting intentions this Thursday, […]

  88. Richard King

    @djb_ptigga http://liberalconspiracy.org/2010/12/06/will-any-libdems-rebel-on-tuition-fees-vote-heres-a-list/

  89. Catherine Kinson

    RT @ChrissieWild: @WeLoveBath As we have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact him to make su …

  90. Rachel Hubbard

    Will any Libdems rebel on tuition fees vote? Here’s a list | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/a4Yvjq0 via @libcon

  91. Jamie Griffiths

    Lib Dem MPs are wavering http://bit.ly/ha4X4b Time to write a nice email to mine, I think. Well, I say 'nice'…

  92. Will Worth

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  93. Greg Foster

    @elinhafthomas 13 of them so far. That have come out in public at least. LibCon has the full list: http://retwt.me/1Q1Q8

  94. Watch yourself Nick Clegg: the 104/103 haven’t done it – but I will! « GYRONNY HERALD

    […] Will any Libdems rebel on tuition fees vote? Here’s a list (liberalconspiracy.org) […]

  95. walter ledif

    If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP .. any of these yours

  96. Akmal Aji

    Well, from where I'm standing, it's either the cuts get voted out or chaos follows. Let's hope the Libs recognize this. http://bit.ly/gXLhJM

  97. Akmal Aji

    @fauzernator From where I'm standing, it's either the cuts get voted out or chaos. Let's hope the Libs recognize this. http://bit.ly/gXLhJM

  98. simon preston

    RT @markthomasinfo: If you have a lib dem MP you could do worse than read this http://bit.ly/ha4X4b then contact your MP to make sure th …

  99. james thellusson

    Which Libdems will rebel on tuition fees vote? a list | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/mBM4Nxg via @libcon

  100. Luther Blissett

    @sunny_hundal Just received email from Stephen Gilbert MP saying he supports the cuts; I can forward if u want? Update? http://bit.ly/ha4X4b

  101. Richard Hall

    http://liberalconspiracy.org/2010/12/06/will-any-libdems-rebel-on-tuition-fees-vote-heres-a-list/

  102. Richard Hall

    The Lib Dems and fees: Liberal Conspiracy on how they shape up http://bit.ly/hYYFgE via @public_uni

  103. Kate Hardy

    List of wavering Lib Dems: http://liberalconspiracy.org/2010/12/06/will-any-libdems-rebel-on-tuition-fees-vote-heres-a-list/ #solidarity

  104. Josh Blacker

    @jonnygrunwald lots of LDs keeping their hand close to their chests, annoyingly. There's a list here: http://bit.ly/iaoGhK





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