Covid-19: Prime Minister’s Statement

12th October 2020

Following the Prime Minister's statement on covid-19 and the introduction of a new three-tiered approach, Andrew Mitchell calls for the west midlands to remain at level 1.

I warmly welcome my right hon. Friend’s collaborative approach with local government and with the mayors, but will he bear in mind that we have unity among the politicians and the public health experts across the west midlands under our skilful and much-respected Mayor Andy Street in support of the current levels of restrictions, because they do appear to be working? The medical evidence and political consensus suggest leaving the west midlands at level 1 with the additional local restrictions.

Alas, the virus’s continued rise across the country is not uniform, but the judgments that we have made are ones that we are sticking to.