Robert Halfon has bowed to pressure from Harlow Labour and will vote with us to keep school meal vouchers over the summer:
BREAKING: Conservative Chair of the Education Select Committee @halfon4harlowMP will be voting with Labour today and calls to extend #FreeSchoolMeals over the summer holiday.
The Essex MP says he’s told the whips and his proxy vote.
— Simon Dedman (@SiDedman) June 16, 2020
This comes after pressure from Harlow Labour members and councillors overnight and this morning, asking the Tory MP if he will stick by what he has said about Free School Meals and vote with us to continue the scheme over the summer holidays:
Harlow Labour are backing Marcus Rashford.
No child should go hungry this summer in the 5th richest country in the world.
Will Boris listen? If not will @halfon4harlowMP vote with Labour to make Boris listen?#maketheUturn pic.twitter.com/g2a3M8Sr6S
— Mark Ingall representing Bush Fair (@cllringall) June 16, 2020
Don't let children go hungry @halfon4harlowMP please vote to continue #FSM over the summer. https://t.co/9dZjg1x1qT
— Lanie #blm 💚💚 (@lanie155) June 16, 2020
Dear @halfon4harlowMP will you be voting for Labour's opposition motion today?
— Cllr Stefan Mullard (@stuffand) June 16, 2020
We have campaigned for further funding towards #FreeSchoolMeals during #COVID19, including calling on our MP, @halfon4harlowMP to support this.
Today in parliament, @UKLabour will also be calling on MPs to provide this extra funding.
— Harlow Labour Party #StayHome #SaveLives (@HarlowLabour) June 16, 2020
We are pleased that Robert has listened to us and will be voting to support the 2,227 children in Harlow who rely on Free School Meal vouchers and to ensure none of them go hungry this summer:
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Harlow Labour Welcomes Government U-Turn on Free School Meals
Robert Halfon Has Bowed to Pressure From Harlow Labour and Will Vote With Us to Keep Free School Meal Vouchers Over the Summer
Labour Calls on the Government to Fund Free School Meals Over the Summer Holidays
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