‘An insult to the whole community’: MP’s food bank comments ‘out of touch’ in Sutton-in-Ashfield, say locals

Constituents react to Lee Anderson’s suggestion that food poverty and food bank use comes down to people not being able to cook and budget properly

In a church hall in the market town of Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, a group of local residents are busily cooking up an array of meals from scratch, using skills they’ve learned over a 15-week community cooking course.

They never expected to be thrust into the national spotlight this week, when their local Conservative MP, Lee Anderson, said food poverty in the country was down to people not being able to cook and budget properly.

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