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Marcus Rashford’s free school meal plan rejected by MPs

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.

“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.

Alex Kiprop
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