A LANCASHIRE Rector has challenged his MP, who has said that a
local foodbank was "run by Labour".
The Rector of Holy Trinity, Poulton-le-Sands, the Revd Mike
Peatman, wrote to David Morris, the Conservative MP for Morecambe
and Lunesdale, after a local newspaper, The Visitor, had
reported his saying that the Morecambe Bay Foodbank was "set up and
run by the Labour Party".
"They want me to walk through that door, take a picture of me
and shout at me," Mr Morris was reported as saying.
Mr Peatman wrote an open letter to Mr Morris, saying that the
foodbank was a partnership between Brookhouse Methodist Church and
the Trussell Trust: "It may well be that some who are most closely
involved with running the foodbank have that political allegiance,
but your implication that it was a party project from the start is
It would be a "contravention of charity law" for the foodbank to
be aligned to a political party, he said.