Lib Dem president Tim Farron defies coalition on tuition fees


Liberal Democrat president-elect Tim Farron on why he will defy the coalition line on higher tuition fees and will not support the government.

He said the reviewed package has some "extremely positive" elements but he would not "backtrack at the last-minute" on his previous pledge.

The Westmorland and Lonsdale MP told Anita Anand on the Daily Politics: "The sticking point for me is that I made a promise to my electorate".

He knows of "one or two" other Lib Dems MP who will also rebel, but could not give names or numbers.

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