Welsh Labour MP for Ogmore, Chris Elmore, has backed Labour Leader, Keir Starmer’s call for a short, decisive “circuit breaker” lockdown to help curb the rising infection rate across the UK.
Starmer called for a two to three week lockdown, notably without the closure of schools, to help bring down the R-rate and to help prevent such restrictions having to be in place for a longer period in the depths of winter.
Welsh Labour First Minister, Mark Drakeford, has also called on the Prime Minister to discuss the implementation of a circuit breaker with the devolved administrations. Boris Johnson has so far ploughed on with his widely criticised tiered system of lockdowns in England.
Chris Elmore MP said:
“Nobody wants to be in this position and nobody wants yet more restrictions on all our lives. But unfortunately, the UK Government’s chaotic management of this crisis has led us to a situation where infection rates are now rising exponentially once again.
“Keir Starmer and Mark Drakeford have demonstrated strong leadership throughout this pandemic and I support their call for on the UK Government to consider a short, two to three week lockdown to help us get on top of the situation again.
“This must only happen if the UK Government brings forward a set of support packages to help individuals, families, and businesses to adhere to any new restrictions. And, as always, if any local residents in the Ogmore constituency need advice or support, please don’t be afraid to reach out to me.”