On Wednesday 21 October the Conservative MP for Derbyshire Dales, chose to vote against the Labour Party’s proposal to extend free school meals to school children, through the school holidays up to Easter 2021.
This would have helped 1,117 children across Derbyshire Dales eligible for Free School Meals and over one million children across the country, from facing a food poverty crisis this winter, as job retention schemes end and local lockdowns increase.
Thank you to over 100 people from Derbyshire Dales who signed Manchester United Footballer Marcus Rashford’s petition, calling for our local children and families to be helped.
Shamefully, the Conservative MP for Derbyshire Dales failed to listen and to do the right thing.
Eligible children and low income families in Derbyshire Dales, now face an even harder and hungry winter, without adequate government support.