Children’s minister Vicky Ford got the social media treatment yesterday after she appared to take credit for Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign in an interview with Good Morning Britain – in spite of the fact that she actually voted against it.
Pictures of the MP taking credit for the Manchester United star’s goals, discovering Penicillin and walking on the moon went viral after she claimed the footballer ‘didn’t have the impact we all think’ in a chat with Adil Ray and Susanna Reid.
Last October a campaign started by Rashford successfully changed the government’s mind on the free school meal campaign, which was overwhelmingly rejected when the motion was put forward by Labour.
One of the MPs who voted against it was the children’s minister herself, casting doubt over comments she made during her TV rounds yesterday.
In typical social media style her claims have, naturally, been embellished.
Here’s the best of the reaction so far:
Vicky Ford MP scoring a superb volley against Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/fHSBZRfxu4— Michael Govern Ready?? (@mikegove12) March 25, 2021
very impressive 5-0 win for England tonight, well done Vicky Ford— dave ❄️ ? ? (@davemacladd) March 25, 2021
Say what you like about Vicky Ford, but you have to admire the fact that she won women the right to vote, discovered Penicillin and was the first person on The Moon.— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) March 25, 2021
Vicky Ford is now saying that she scored all 18 of Marcus Rashford's goals for Man United this season. pic.twitter.com/5FxSCYv6r0— Henry Normal (@HenryNormalpoet) March 25, 2021
just looked up Tory minister Vicky Ford’s wikipedia and I did not know that she was also the first woman on the moon— dave ❄️ ? ? (@davemacladd) March 25, 2021
I think you’ll find it was Vicky Ford.— David Rowe (@singapore_dave) March 26, 2021