SO has Polegate’s Tory MP made a huge mistake?

While Eastbourne’s MP Caroline Ansell was voting against the government on free school meals, Maria Caulfield refused to.

She voted to stop disadvantaged children having free school meals during half term and in the school holidays.

Shame on her.

The reaction from communities across England has been amazing.

Locally, we have churches and cafes coming forward to say they will feed the hungry.

But that should not be necessary.

The next General Election is probably a long way off.

But let’s hope voters in the Polegate constituency have a long memory of how Maria Caulfield voted on Wednesday evening.