Thursday, 2 December 2010

Students abandon Lib Dems

...but turn up to their London conference

According to a YouGov poll, university students have abandoned the Liberal Democrats in huge numbers, amidst massive support for the campaign against tuition fees and cuts. 

In May, YouGov found 45% of students supported the Lib Dems. This has plummeted to just 15% today.

There is also very strong support for the campaign against tuition fees. The government’s plans are opposed by 78% of students, with just 14% supporting them.

And 85% sympathised with the demonstration that ended up inside the Tory Party headquarters (including 27% who supported the direct action against the Tory headquarters).

On Saturday, many of these students will have the opportunity to tell the Liberal Democrats exactly why they can never be trusted again.  Large numbers are expected to assemble outside the Lib Dems London conference for a peaceful protest organised by the Free Education Campaign.

Students are asked to assemble at 12noon on Saturday 4 December at Haverstock School, Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2BQ (nearest tube, Chalk farm).

The facebook page for the event is here