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Emma Hardy MP for Hull West and Hessle recently conducted a survey in which her constituents were asked about their concerns regarding the governments actions of putting the region into tier 3 lockdown.

Ms Hardy MP said:

“The results from my recent survey on the latest tier 3 restrictions in Hull West and Hessle, shows the misgivings local people have over the government’s handling of COVID-19, these concerns mirror my own feelings.

The discretionary support grant is simply not enough to support all the businesses who need it. The isolation payment is not reaching the people it needs to and statutory sick pay is not enough to support those that have to stay off work due to COVID-19.

We know that pubs are not getting enough money to cover their fixed costs, and without support many restaurants and pubs will not reopen again. We are already facing high levels of youth unemployment in Hull. We asked for the armed forces support and were told we’d have to pay. Track and Trace is not working effectively and the amount of money the government have wasted on failed PPE equipment and private contracts is a real slap in the face to all those excluded from support.

I accept some restrictions are needed to control the spread of the virus and save lives so on this occasion I won’t vote against, but I will not vote for Tier 3 restrictions until Hull and Hessle get the financial support we need. As I’ve said before, we will NOT be the forgotten city.”

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