Commons vote to approve the extension of Covid restrictions | Watch Live

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Published on 16 Jun 2021, 19:10
Boris Johnson is facing a possible rebellion by Tory MPs when they take a vote in the Commons later today to approve the extension of coronavirus restrictions in England until July 19.

The House of Commons will vote on Wednesday evening on the four-week delay to the end of lockdown measures, aimed at buying more time for the vaccine programme.

Labour has signalled it will back the extension so the Prime Minister should be spared a defeat, but Conservative lockdown-sceptics are likely to express their anger during a debate.

Scientific advisers have said the delay is necessary to prevent a fresh spike in hospital admissions due to the rapidly spreading Delta variant first identified in India.
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