“True spirit” of Southport shines through – after MP utterly fails residents.

Sefton Council, local charities and Southport businesses are being praised for rallying around after the government refused to extend free school meals to hardpressed local families this week.

Despite strong appeals from Manchester United footballer and child food poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford, the government voted down the Labour Party motion to give extra free meals support to families during the current crisis by extending it over the holiday periods until next Easter. 

Southport’s Conservative MP Damien Moore, who has been strongly criticised for voting to reduce free school meals in the past, once again refused to support the much-needed help this time by abstaining. 

Just minutes before, he also voted against giving 80% furlough support to local workers and businesses affected by Tier 3 restrictions – leaving them with just two-thirds of wages under government plans. 

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Southport baby business saved from “going under” by local councillor and Sefton.

A baby class at The Hart Space

A Southport woman has praised her Labour councillor and the local authority after she says they came to her rescue and helped save her business.

Jennifer Butler Scholes owns local companies Empowered Bumps and The Hart Space which offer classes and support to expectant and new parents but like many firms had been forced to close doors due to the Covid crisis.

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