Wefan Gymraeg

Tories' Free School Meals Shame


Conservative MP for Aberconwy Robin Millar voted against extending free school meal support to vulnerable children in England.

The opposition motion would have extended provision of free school meals to eligible pupils over the half-term holiday period.

In Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister Kirsty Williams has made preventing child hunger during the COVID-19 crisis a priority by continuing free school meals through the school holidays up to and including Easter 2021 and extending support to eligible children who cannot be in school due to the need for shielding or self-isolation. These actions have been praised by Manchester United footballer and food poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford.

Commenting on Robin Millar's shocking vote, Rhys Jones Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for Aberconwy said: 

Across the UK people are struggling to make ends meet as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt our daily lives."

Robin Millar's recent voting choices demonstrate a callous neglect for struggling families. Whilst Kirsty Williams in the Senedd has been ensuring that poverty should not mean hunger for our most disadvantaged children, our MP has chosen to deny children across the border the funding that could stop them from going hungry. I am deeply disappointed in our MP.”


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