27 Oct 2020

Northern Tory MPs press Johnson for ‘roadmap out of lockdown’

Boris Johnson is under renewed pressure over his handling of the Covid-19 response from a group of more than 50 of his own backbench MPs.

The new group is made up of MPs from some of the northern seats won at the last election which had been seen as traditionally Labour.

They’ve written to Mr Johnson warning that his stated aim of “levelling up” is under threat – and that their constituents are amongst the worst affected by the pandemic.