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Newark and Sherwood MPs Robert Jenrick and Mark Spencer vote in Parliament to not extend free school meals over school holidays until Easter 2021




The Newark and Sherwood MPs voted in Parliament to not extend free school meals for eligible children throughout the coming holidays.

The idea to extend the free school meals until Easter 2021 was put forward by Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford.

Labour put the motion to Parliament yesterday (Thursday, October 22), which was defeated 322 votes to 261.

Mark Spencer MP, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Robert Jenrick MP.
Mark Spencer MP, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Robert Jenrick MP.

Newark MP Robert Jenrick and Sherwood MP Mark Spencer voted, along with all Tory MPs, not to extend free meals over the school holidays to Easter.

Reacting on Twitter, deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner asked how Prime Minister Boris Johnson and every Conservative MP could sleep at night, having voted against 'feeding 1.4m kids'.

She Tweeted on Wednesday night: "Tonight I voted to feed our country's vulnerable and needy children.

"The Tories voted to let them go hungry.

"I voted for workers facing hardship in areas under lockdown to get 80% of their incomes.

"The Tories voted against it.

"That's all you need to know."

Another motion by Labour to allow workers facing hardship in areas under lockdown to get 80% of their incomes was also defeated.



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