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At their December 1st Branch meeting, North Warwickshire South unanimously voted to pass the ‘Right to food’ motion.

The new proposal, if passed by a majority of constituency party members, would commit a future Labour-led council in North Warwickshire to join others across the country as ‘Right to food’ authorities. Launched in 2020 by Ian Byrne MP (Liverpool West Derby) and Fans Supporting Foodbanks, the campaign aims to enshrine in law, protections of rights that allow all human beings to be free from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. Ian Byrne MP’s office has expressed his support to the South Branch members in passing this.

“We believe that food inequality is one of the most pressing issues facing many and that tackling it is a fundamental responsibility of local and national governments.

A responsibility that is not only being ignored but pushed off onto charities and communities who have already given so much.” – Simon Greenaway (Proposer)

 What happens next?

The motion will now be submitted to the Constituency Party’s Executive Committee to vote on in January 2022 and, if successful, will be put forward to a CLP All Member Meeting.

As the constituency is an area covered by of one and a half borough councils, the earlier stages of the motion’s process are able to commit North Warwickshire representatives but would also need to work closely with Nuneaton Labour Party – the neighbouring Constituency Labour Party (CLP) would also need to pass the motion so that both groups could commit the same of all elected representatives including their own borough councillors serving on Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council.

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