Conservatives will take lunches away from 5,097 children in the borough


I am very alarmed that 5,097 schoolchildren in Kingston will lose out on free lunches, under plans announced in the Conservative manifesto.

When the Liberal Democrats were in government we introduced free school lunches for pupils from reception to Year 2, but Theresa May now plans to scrap them. The changes would cost families an average extra £480 a year for every child.

I have called on local Conservatives to make it clear whether or not they support the plans.

The Conservatives are also proposing to make older people pay for social care costs from the value of their own homes when they die. This means on average, families in Kingston would expect to see 79.5% of the value of their home spent on care costs.

This Conservative manifesto shows the nasty party is back.

Margaret Thatcher was known as the milk snatcher, it seems Theresa May will go down as the lunch snatcher.

She is cynically snatching meals away from thousands of children in Kingston, while the elderly receiving care in their own home will face a 'Personal Death Tax' charged against their home.
The Liberal Democrats will offer a brighter future by extending free school meals to all primary schools.  We will stand up to Theresa May's cold, mean-spirited Britain, protecting those that need the most help and fighting for more funding for our schools and hospitals.


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