Mother sends Theresa May a £60 bill 'unauthorised absence' after daughter's school is closed

Mail Online | 5/26/2019 | Milly Vincent For Mailonline
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A mother has humorously attempted to bill Theresa May for the 'unauthorised absence' of her daughter from school, after the primary closed for two days to be used as a polling station.

Kellie Heal, 35, was furious to hear that her 10-year-old daughter Demii's school had been closed on yet another election day, pulling children away from their education.

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Weston Junior Academy in Weston Coyney, Stoke-on-Trent, has closed twice in the month of May alone, once to be used as a polling station for the local elections and again on Thursday for the European Elections.

The mum-of-four penned a letter to the Prime Minister billing her for £60 for the 'unauthorised absences' - the same amount billed to parents who remove their children without permission.

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Emailing Theresa May Mrs Heal wrote: 'Dear Theresa May, I am writing regarding the unauthorised absence for my daughter Demii Sophia Elizabeth Heal during term time to use her school as a polling station on 2nd May 2019.

'It is my policy not to authorise any absence from school unless it is an exceptional circumstance. The use of the school for political purposes does not meet the criteria of exceptional circumstances.

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'I am therefore fining you and your establishment of £60 per MP per child if paid within 21 days, rising to £120 if not paid between 21-28 days.'

Mrs Heal posted a screen grab of the email on Facebook with the caption 'I wonder if i'll get a response. One rule for parents, one rule for the government.

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