By Callum Morton & Ben Richards – Liberal Youth campaigns team
A while back, I posted an article on The Libertine about why I was proud Liberal Youth is joining in the #FEparty. On 21st June, we’ll be starting that party. Our first lobby in a long time, perhaps if ever, will be on Further Education loans.
At Liberal Youth’s last conference in Leeds, delegates voted for a pause in the implementation of the Further Education Loans scheme (set to come in for the 2013/14 academic year). This was because of concerns that the Student Loans Company and the Further Education sector aren’t ready for it.
Furthermore, the government’s own impact assessment revealed significant issues in terms of the impact of the scheme upon BME, women and disabled students.
That’s why we want you to lobby your MP on Thursday 21st June. You can download our briefing too for more information. You can find out who your local MP is & write to them here using our draft email.
Many of you got in touch to show your support for Liberal Youth’s new focus on Further Education – so will you join us in making it happen? Join the Facebook event and lobby your MP on Twitter using the hashtag #pauseFEfees
Thanks for taking part in the #FEparty