MP's react to tightening coronavirus restrictions

MP’s across our region have reacted to Greater Manchester being placed under stricter coronavirus measures. 

On his twitter page, Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne stared the governments latest information, but also retweeted a post by the BBC’s Newsnight Policy Editor calling it “a disaster of comms.”

Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds tweeted questions to the official 10 Downing Street Twitter Account asking if residents in the affected areas can still holiday elsewhere in the UK and abroad and are they able to go and carry out work in other peoples homes.

Angela Rayner, deputy leader of the Labour Party posted the governments advice and retweeted Labour leader Kier Starmer who criticised the timing of the announcement.

While the announcement doesn’t cover Glossop, High Peak MP Robert Largan tweeted that it still might affect his constituents and reminded people to continue to follow social distancing guidelines.

Over in the border in Oldham, Debbie Abrahams, MP for the Oldham East and Saddleworth constituency called the timing of the announcement “a shocking dereliction of responsibility” and said that lockdown was lifted too early.

Shadow Transport Secretary and MP for Oldham West and Royton Jim McMahon questioned the government’s motives, writing on Twitter: “Yesterday the government has literally paying £10 each for you to mix with other households

“Today, they are taken aback by the mixing of households

“Lockdown was late coming in, early being eased, and still no sign of the 'world leading' track and trace long promised.”


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