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Tory MP’s charity visits won’t right the wrongs of his callous voting record

Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesperson for Cheltenham Max Wilkinson has urged the town’s Tory MP to take responsibility for his callous voting record instead of visiting local charities looking sad.


Max made the call after Alex Chalk admitted “life was hard for hungry children” in the town following a visit to a food bank at the Elim Christian Centre.

The MP’s food bank visit follows a recent tweet by the Prime Minister congratulating the MP for visiting Cheltenham Open Door, a charity that helps vulnerable, lonely and homeless people.

Max said: “If the Tories are so concerned about hungry children and vulnerable people, why are they continuing to cut support for the most needy in society?

“It’s very nice for Alex to visit charities, put on a sad face and congratulate volunteers, but it would be even better if he stopped voting to cut support for the most vulnerable in society.

“Having seen the misery his party is causing, it’s time for him to take responsibility for his actions and apologise – Cheltenham people demand better than this outrageous hypocrisy.”

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