Hull Lib Dem calls for local Test & Trace now has the backing of Hull City Council

Following calls from the Hull Lib Dems, Hull City Council today backed the establishment of a local Test & Trace system for the city. 

Local Test & Trace systems have been rolled out in other local authority areas.  It would see the council take on the task of tracking down those residents of the city who the national system were unable to contact within 24 hours.

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Hull COVID hotspot

Responding to the news that as of today (11/11/20) Hull has the highest Coronavirus infection rate in the country, Leader of Hull City Council's Lib Dem Group Cllr Mike Ross said:

"This is the news we have all feared recently. This virus moves and spreads like no other and has left all of us in the city with a big battle ahead."

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Hull Lib Dem Statement: National Lockdown

The government has dithered and delayed, but from today England begins a second Coronavirus lockdown. It’s clear the government could not control the virus with their failed test and trace system - it is left to the people of Hull and the country to display incredible fortitude once again, so the government in London can have a second chance at getting it right.

 

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Lib Dem leaders in the North slam the PM over Coronavirus

Liberal Democrats from across the North of England, including Lib Dem Leader in Hull Cllr Mike Ross, four council leaders, Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron, and Liberal Democrat Leader in the Lords Dick Newby, have written to the Prime Minister stating that the North has been "overlooked by a London-centric government". 

The letter calls for a raft measures to be implemented urgently to help stop the spread of the virus across vast swathes of the country.

Some of the measures include:

  • Rapidly funding local authorities to enable a local scale-up of the failing test, trace and isolate system
  • Increasing support for those who need to self-isolate and cannot work from home
  • Expanding furlough support until June 2021

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1,000 residents sign petition to call on P&O to keep Zeebrugge route open sparks call on Government to act

The Lib Dems in Hull have been leading calls for P&O and the Government to work together to keep the passenger route open between Hull and Zeebrugge to protect jobs and safeguard the regions tourist sector.

Earlier this week, they put in writing their opposition to proposals to close the route to the Chief Executive of P&O boss, also setting out their support for government intervention if needed.

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