Responding to the news that Hull will be entering Tier 3 after lockdown, the Hull Liberal Democrats have hit out of the Government over the lack of support expected for the city.
The Liberal Democrats want to see more financial support for the city, to make sure the local economy and vital services can survive the latest phase of Covid19 restrictions.
The Opposition council group have also called for a collective effort to bring down the rates the city has seen in recent weeks.
Leader of Hull City Council's Lib Dem Group, Councillor Mike Ross has challenged the Government's lack of support for Hull and other northern cities like it. He said:
"Hull is facing already devastating unemployment figures and increasingly widespread poverty – when the Conservative government say they want to ‘level up’ the north, they must prove it or face being called hypocrites.
"The Liberal Democrats in Hull have called for an extension to Furlough until June and even for the Government to consider a Universal Basic Income pilot for the city to act as a safety net. It is crucial for Hull that measures to save the economy are put in place, businesses in Hull need a lifeline.
"As residents across our city pull together to protect the NHS and save lives, we are asking for the support we need from politicians in Westminster. They must act now."