17 Feb 2021

Lockdown critic Tory MP says mental health being downplayed

Political Editor

The senior Conservative MP Sir Charles Walker has become an outspoken critic of the government’s restrictions in England.

He argues that ministers aren’t giving mental health the same consideration as physical health.

Last week he told Channel 4 News thousands of people have written to him sharing their struggles since he raised the issue in the Commons earlier this year. We went to his constituency, Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, to talk to him about his campaign.