EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell faced a tough grilling on BBC Radio 5 Live this morning over her decision to resign.

She said extending free school meals for the disadvantaged was ‘a short term fix’ but one she backed.

Caroline said: “It it a sticking plaster but a sticking plaster with value during this pandemic.

“I feel sorry for the people in Eastbourne.”

She denied that the government had made a mistake about this issue.

“I am not going to call out the government over this.

“I am sure the government will not now reverse its decision.”

She said she would be happy to work with everybody, including Man Utd footballer Marcus Rashford who has led the campaign for more school meals.

Caroline said Boris had not been in contact with her since she had quit.