A scheme by Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford to extend free shool meals has hit a snag after MP voted against it.
In a series of tweets, the England forward confirmed to have discussed the proposal to several MPs on the matter as he questions those in disagreement.
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“I’ve spoken to a number of MPs who I know care. I’ve also spoken to MPs who were on free school meals… If you don’t know if your MP is one of them, ask them, tag them.
Whilst I don’t agree with another sticking plaster method, these children do need protecting during the upcoming holidays. If your MP doesn’t deem providing vulnerable children with vital food resources a priority then you must ask yourself why.” Said Rashford.
A total of 261 MPs voted against the proposal out of the 322 legislators present days after he was awarded an MBE following his exemplary work to solve child poverty.