16 July 2020
Andrew Bridgen commends efforts by the people of Leicester to prevent the spread of covid-19

Andrew Bridgen commends efforts by Government and the people of Leicester to supress the virus in the city, but questions the level of support and co-operation received from the Leicester Mayor and city council.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

I commend the Secretary of State, the Department of Health and Social Care and the people of Leicester for their heroic efforts to supress the virus in the city and prevent further widespread infections throughout the country. However, will my right hon. Friend comment on the levels of support and co-operation that he believes these vital efforts have received from the Leicester Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby and from the Labour-controlled city council?

Matt Hancock

We have been working very closely with the city council, and the officers of the city council have been doing a heroic job. I think it is best if everybody pulls together and tries to come together to tackle the virus. Given that we have involved local leaders in all the critical decisions, it is best if people just try —try—to stay on the same page as much as is possible, no matter how hard some people seem to find that.

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