Harlow Labour has welcomed the government’s U-Turn on free school meal vouchers, something they’ve been calling and campaigning for since writing a letter to the local MP on 21st May:
Harlow Labour Council Leader Mark Ingall said:
“I am incredibly pleased that the Government have seen sense and that the 2,227 children in Harlow who rely on free school meal vouchers are no longer facing a summer of hunger.
“Harlow Labour have been campaigning on this issue since late May and have obviously welcomed and supported the efforts of Marcus Rashford and the Holidays without Hunger campaign.
“Clearly as a party, we will scrutinise the Government proposals in detail but for now we are just all relieved that no child in Harlow will go hungry this summer”
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