"It's a no from us" Aylesbury Vale tearoom slams MP who asks to distribute food after voting down free school meals

Greg Smith, MP for Buckingham had tried to organise a photo opportunity at a local tea rooms distributing food last week.
Buckingham MP Greg SmithBuckingham MP Greg Smith
Buckingham MP Greg Smith

However, Greg Smith, along with Aylesbury's MP voted down a motion in Parliament to extend free school meals in parliament earlier this month.

You can read all about that here.Curiositea Tea Rooms, in Ivinghoe, posted to their facebook page that the offer 'made them laugh'.

They added that: "We don't want to get into politics, we're a small coffee shop in the heart of the community, but we believe no child should go hungry.

"But this did make us laugh, it's a no from us!


The Tearoom refused to allow Mr Smith to visit the cafe to help distribute the meals that the cafe had prepared.

You can visit Curiositea team rooms facebook page by clicking here.Their address is The Lawn Playground, The Green, Windmill Cl, Leighton Buzzard LU7 9EW.

Smith was one of 322 MPs who voted against a Labour motion to provide food vouchers to struggling families during the October Half Term.

It prompted an outburst of generosity across the Vale, with hard-hit cafes, restaurants, pubs, charities and local councils to stepping to help feed hungry children.

The email had asked the tearooms to help staff prepare meals for distribution, after the tearooms kindly offered to help feed children over the October Half term holiday period.

The cafe had pledged to feed up to 44 children over the week.