The government has slashed funding for free school meals for 4-7 year olds in Leicestershire by £558,827 in real terms, shocking new figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.
The party said it is another example of the Conservatives "short-changing our children."
Universal Infant Free School Meals were introduced by the Liberal Democrats, to provide free school meals to all pupils in reception, Year 1 and Year 2. However since the policy was introduced seven years ago, the Conservatives have increased funding per pupil by just 4 pence, from £2.30 to £2.34, or an increase of 1.7%.
Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrats have called on Bosworth's Conservative MP Luke Evans to sack Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak following the revelation that both are to be fined over lockdown-breaking parties at Number 10.
The Liberal Democrats are also calling for Parliament to be recalled immediately so MPs can hold a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, following the revelation that both he and Rishi Sunak are to be fined over lockdown-breaking parties at Number 10.
Nearly a third of local patients waited longer than 4 hours in A&E before being seen in February, new analysis of NHS England figures by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.
Even more shockingly 628 patients waited over 12 hours, or 8.8% of the total.
The figures also show that people in the East Midlands. area waited an average of 48 minutes for serious incidents in February. Scandalously, one in 10 people waited over an hour and 40 minutes for an ambulance to arrive.
The Liberal Democrats have slammed the Spring Statement as a "massive missed opportunity" to help families in Hinckley and Bosworth
The party has called for the standard rate of VAT to be reduced from 20% to 17.5% for one year. It comes after the Chancellor's lacklustre Spring Statement failed to adequately protect local families from soaring bills and the Conservatives' worsening cost of living crisis.
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