Local Lib Dems ask questions over extended lockdown

Residents asked to stay alert to danger from the virus

Liberal Democrat Councillors in Oadby and Wigston have backed calls for more data and transparency about the decision to keep the Borough in an extended Covid-19 lockdown.

Since the extended lockdown was announced by the government several weeks ago, John Boyce the Leader of Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, has exchanged letters with Conservative County Council Leader Nick Rushton asking for the additional information.

Councillors in Oadby and Wigston did not make the decision to extend the lockdown: it was decided by the Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary in the Conservative Government, based in part on advice from the County Council Leader.

Local Liberal Democrats believe that residents should have access to the data underlying the decision to keep Oadby and Wigston in lockdown so the reasoning can be better understood and supported.

Virus cases are starting to increase again in many other countries around the world. It is very important that we work together to stop further large outbreaks in the UK. We encourage residents follow the advice to wear masks, keep at least 2 metres distant and get tested if you have the symptoms.