Liverpool MP Ian Byrne has delivered a letter through Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s letterbox demanding a legally-enshrined ‘right to food’ for the people of the UK. Byrne’s right-to-food campaign has burgeoned since it started as a football fans’ initiative with the Fans Supporting Foodbanks group that Byrne co-founded in Liverpool and that has spread around the UK and overseas.
The letter was signed by an array of political figures, union leaders and community groups – including MPs from a broad spectrum of the Labour party and former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, though not by Keir Starmer or his close team:
Byrne delivered the letter in person along with a delegation of signatories:
Last week, the working-class left MP’s campaign was recognised by the Patchwork Foundation with the organisation’s ‘MP of the year’ award. The award was entirely ignored by the national ‘mainstream’ media.
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