Students protest over cuts

Thousands of students are taking part in a demonstration in London to call for investment in education and employment.

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Tuition fees row 'puts off voters'

Most parents with children under the age of 18 would not vote for an MP who broke a pledge against increasing university tuition fees, according to a new poll.

Many parents would not vote for MPs who broke election pledge, the poll found Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The findings were released ahead of a demonstration in London today to protest at the "shutting down" of opportunities for the next generation.

The survey, covering almost 500 parents, showed that more than three out of five would not vote for an MP who broke a pre-election pledge to vote against increasing tuition fees while almost half believed they should resign.

Students to protest over funding cuts

Up to 10,000 students will attend a demonstration in London today to call for investment in education and employment.

Demonstrators outside Millbank Tower, in Westminster in 2010 Credit: Clive Gee/PA Archive

It will be the first national protest organised by the NUS since more than 50,000 people, including many lecturers, took part in a demonstration two years ago which was marred by violent clashes with police, leading to a number of arrests and injuries.

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