row erupts over free school meals for Burnham-On-Sea
of the candidates who are standing in the General Election to become
Burnham-On-Sea's next MP have this week exchanged verbal blows over claims that
the Conservatives plan to scrap free school meals.
Democrat Tessa Munt said: "In my day, people would chant, 'Thatcher,
Thatcher, milk snatcher' and if Theresa May wins with a landslide
next month, there'll be shouts of 'Theresa May took your lunch away'."
lunches away from schoolchildren gives a flavour of what will happen
if you don't vote for decent, and independent-minded MPs like me
in the House of Commons."
parent knew their child sat down at a table to eat a nutritious,
hot, midday meal with their classmates. This is a hugely popular
policy with busy working parents and those who are less well off,
alike. This just demonstrates Theresa May and her colleagues' cold
and mean-spirited vision for Britains future."
Conservative candidate James Heappey, right, responded: "A
manifesto for Government requires tough decisions. Free school meals
will still be provided for children whose parents are on low incomes
and free breakfasts for all primary school age children will be
savings from not providing meals for those who can afford to pay
will go straight into education budgets, meaning more much-needed
money for our schools."
will go to the polls on June 8th to elect Burnham-On-Sea's next
MP. See the full list of Burnham-On-Sea
2017 General Election candidates.