Monday 14 June 2021 / 7:03 PM Coronavirus / Jonathan Ashworth

Labour responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on lockdown restrictions continuing after 21 June

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement on lockdown restrictions continuing after 21 June, said:

“The only reason this delay is being introduced is because the Conservatives failed to secure the country’s borders and a new variant from overseas was allowed to take hold; and failed to put in measures like proper sick pay support and surge vaccinations when needed.

“The British people did their bit by supporting the vaccine programme and getting vaccinated, but they have been let down by ministerial incompetence and indecision.”