Lib Dem Councillor Linda Tock has hit out after the government acted quickly in London where they were slow to respond in Hull. This follows news that Secondary schools in London, Kent and Essex were going to be mass tested for Covid19, but not Hull.
Hull was top of the news headlines for weeks with the highest Covid19 infection rates and yet has been left out of these latest Government plans. The infection rates in Hull are still very high and in recent weeks have seen well over half of schools in the city having cases of Covid19.
Lib Dem spokesperson for Education in Hull, Cllr Linda Tock, said:
"I can't believe the Government has left Hull out again, as if our children do not have the same worth as those in London. They didn't offer this to Hull when it consistently topped the infection rate figures.
"The Conservative Government only offered a few tests that took weeks to arrive. There are then four military planners for the whole of the East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire area, which come at a cost.
"It simply isn't good enough and is just another example that the Conservative Government have broken their promise to 'level-up' the North.
"The Conservatives have proven they have little concern for the north when areas like Hull are left without the same kind of support.
"Hull Lib Dems demand better and will continue to challenge this reckless Conservative Government to get a better deal for Hull."