Labour candidate refuses to say if party would reverse college cuts
Willie Young also sidestepped the issue of whether graduates should help pay for higher education.
Labour’s candidate in the Aberdeen Donside by-election has refused to say if his party would reverse college budget cuts.
Speaking to STV’s political editor Bernard Ponsonby, Willie Young also sidestepped the issue of whether graduates should help pay for higher education - something his party is currently reviewing.
Mr Young - who is currently a councillor in Aberdeen - would require a swing of 13.5% if he is to be the next MSP for Aberdeen Donside.
Labour's Scottish Leader Johann Lamont wants a debate on whether policies like free tuition, personal care and free bus passes are sustainable in an age of austerity.
She has raised the possibility that in future graduates may have to make a contribution towards the cost of higher education.
Labour say that the money saved from ending the provision of universal free benefits could be used to protect key services that are currently being cut.
On two of these areas the Labour candidate appeared to support existing SNP policies.
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