School Meals Vote – North Dorset’s MP Explains Why He Abstained

Shaftesbury’s Member of Parliament explains why he abstained in the vote to extend free school meals into the holidays during the COVID-19 crisis.

Simon Hoare MP says that the government should have made £20 million available to fund food during the holidays, a campaign brought to the public’s attention by Marcus Rashford MBE.

We ask the North Dorset MP what he would say if confronted by a parent unable to afford food for their family during the forthcoming half-term break.