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Food Bank Users Choose Alcohol And Drugs Over Feeding Their Own Children, Says Tory Councillor

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To the dismay and anger of Labour councillors present at a Coventry Council debate on food banks, Cllr Julia Lepoidevin couldn't wait to get stuck in and demonise local residents who turn to food banks to help feed their families. The tory councillor for Coventry's Woodlands ward suggested that people who visit food banks prefer to “choose alcohol, drugs and their own selfish needs” over providing food for their own children. The comment prompted swift calls for her to resign her position. Speaking at the meeting on Tuesday, Cllr Julia Lepoidevin said: “We all know that there is genuine need.
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