Wednesday 15 July 2020 / 12:03 AM Emma Hardy

Emma Hardy reacts to UCU research showing voters in marginal seats fear local damage from university cuts

Emma Hardy MP, Labour’s Shadow Minster for Further Education & Universities, commenting on University and College Union research showing voters in marginal seats fear local damage from university cuts and want government to intervene, said:

 

“This government cannot allow any university to fail and it must ensure everyone in every region with the aspiration to attend university can do so, regardless of background or circumstance.

“Universities are also significant employers and it would be disastrous for local communities and economies to lose them, particularly in areas of high deprivation.

“Our country’s prosperity depends on ensuring everyone has access to the best possible education and training. True equality of opportunity is the cornerstone of a fair society.”