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Boris Johnson facing growing pressure to extend free school meals as Labour set to force vote on Marcus Rashford campaign

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Petition by Manchester United striker close to 300,000 signatories
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Pressure mounts on No 10 to extend free school meals holiday scheme

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Labour writes to backbench Tory MPs as Marcus Rashford's petition nears 300,000 signatures Pressure is mounting on Downing Street to support families entitled to free school meals throughout the holidays in England, with Labour writing to every backbench Conservative MP to press home the issue. The England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is also campaigning for the government to tackle food poverty among children, including by extending the free school meals scheme through the half-term and Christmas holidays. A petition he launched has been signed by more than 290,000 people.
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MPs To Vote On Marcus Rashford Free School Meals Plan On Wednesday

MPs To Vote On Marcus Rashford Free School Meals Plan On Wednesday

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Marcus Rashford's plan to extend free school meals over holiday periods will be put to a Commons vote on Wednesday in a bid to force Tory MPs to pile pressure on Boris Johnson to agree the move. Labour triggered the parliamentary event by tabling an Opposition Day motion after No.10 again refused to commit to the England footballer's proposals to tackle child hunger in England. A vote will now take place on Wednesday evening, with Conservative backbenchers faced with a choice of backing Rashford's plan or either abstaining or voting against it. Deputy leader Angela Rayner will lead for...
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