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January 2011

Lib Dems and Tories end EMA support for Hull youngsters

Jan 19, 2011

Thousands of young people in Hull were today betrayed as MPs voted to endorse Government plans to scrap the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

The vote in the House of Commons came as thousands of students marched on Westminster against EMA abolition. The move comes against a background of university funding cuts, the trebling of tuition fees and the abolition of the Future Jobs Fund.

Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson voted with Labour colleagues against the abolition of EMA.