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Tories hit 500,000 of the poorest students as student maintenance grants are axed

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today backed Labour’s last-ditch attempt to halt Tory plans to replace student maintenance grants for students from poorer backgrounds with loans from 2016.
 
Tories voted down the Labour move in the Commons to annul the measure by votes 306 votes to 292.
 
The Government’s own Equality Impact Assessment shows that the changes would affect around 500,000 of the poorest students - including disabled, older learners and women.
 
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