Lib Dems pledged to extend free school meals to all primary school children - The Redditch Standard

Lib Dems pledged to extend free school meals to all primary school children

Redditch Editorial 12th Jun, 2024   0

THE Liberal Democrats have pledged to extend free school meals to all primary school children, funded by a new share buyback tax.

The government currently provides meals for all children in reception, year one and year two.

The Lib Dems’ plan also includes an immediate extension of free school meals to all 900,000 children living in poverty who currently miss out across both primary and secondary school.

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Redditch Andrew Fieldsend-Roxborough said: “Across Redditch and in the surrounding villages, there are too many children expected to learn on empty stomachs with no guarantee of a hot meal when they get home.

“It is time for change. Every vote for the Liberal Democrats in Redditch is a vote for a local champion who will fight for the wellbeing of children and their futures.

“I am proud the Liberal Democrats have the most ambitious plan for free school meals of any party, which would save parents money and transform the future for millions of children.”





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