I’ve just come from hustings at St Mary Magdalene Academy, where I had the pleasure of deputising for Emily Thornberry.
As well as general disgust at the Tory cuts to Islington schools parents were shocked at Theresa May’s plan to cut free school meals from working families. Low income parents were horrified that the out of touch Tories will take away a service that they have come to rely on.
Islington Labour introduced Free School Meals for All primary school kids in 2010. It’s a massively popular and effective policy that improves children’s ability to learn and saves working families £500 a year per child.
It is astonishing, even for the Tories, that they should hit hard working people in this way. In the same way that Margaret Thatcher snatched children’s free milk, Theresa May is snatching their meals.
Please sign this petition put together by Fiona Twycross AM: Keep Infant Free School Meals.