Lib Dems want more children to get free school meals

1 Jun 2024
Victoria & Ed

Extra 18,500 Hertfordshire children would receive free school meals, under plans announced by Lib Dem leader Ed Davey in Harpenden

Ed Davey joined Victoria Collins, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Harpenden & Berkhamsted, at an half term holiday cooking club at High Beeches Primary School in Harpenden on Friday 31st May.

While the pair had a lot of fun baking with local youngsters, there was a serious message - an ambitious plan to extend free school meals to all primary school children, beginning with all children in poverty across both primary and secondary schools.

This would mean an extra 18,516 primary school children in Hertfordshire receiving free school meals.

The party will fund their manifesto policy by introducing a share buyback tax, inspired by a similar tax introduced by Joe Biden in the US.

This latest visit from Ed Davey is a sign that Harpenden & Berkhamsted is a key battleground seat for the Liberal Democrats and follows confirmation from Tactical.Vote that the constituency is a two horse race between the Lib Dems and the Tories.

The Lib Dems are vowing to ‘tear down the Blue Wall’ and better serve the thousands of voters who are crying out for real change after being taken for granted by this Conservative government.

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Harpenden & Berkhamsted, Victoria Collins said:

“Across Hertfordshire, there are too many children expected to learn on empty stomachs with no guarantee of a hot meal when they get home. Conservative MPs should hang their heads in shame at a legacy of children going hungry in the worst cost of living crisis in a generation.”

“It is time for change. Every vote for the Liberal Democrats in Hertfordshire is a vote for a local champion who will fight for the wellbeing of children and their futures. This constituency is a two horse race between the Liberal Democrats and the Tories. More and more people are turning to the Liberal Democrats to put an end to this terrible Conservative Government.“

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