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Lib Dem leader Ed Davey and trio of Labour frontbenchers forced to self isolate

Covid strikes Westminster: Lib Dem leader Ed Davey and a trio of Labour frontbenchers together with shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves forced to self isolate forward of vote tonight on new coronavirus restrictions

  • Labour’s Rachel Reeves, Bridget Phillipson and Jim McMahon all self-isolating
  • Mr Davey had a constructive PCR end result right now after beginning to really feel unwell yesterday
  • MPs are nonetheless allowed to go maskless within the chamber and the voting lobbies








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Lim Dem leader Ed Davey and a trio of Labour frontbenchers had been forced to self-isolate right now as Covid swept via Westminster.

Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves, shadow schooling secretary Bridget Phillipson and shadow surroundings secretary Jim McMahon mentioned they had been awaiting the end result of PCR assessments after constructive LFTs this morning.

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Mr Davey, nevertheless, acquired a constructive PCR end result this afternoon after beginning to really feel unwell yesterday.

Westminster has carried out stricter Covid guidelines in current weeks, however MPs are nonetheless allowed to go maskless within the chamber and the voting lobbies. 

Tonight they’re probably to to into these lobbies 4 occasions to vote on new Covid laws, whereas on Wednesday the chamber is normally full for Prime minister’s Questions. 

Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves said she had tested positive three days after having her booster jab

Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves mentioned she had examined constructive three days after having her booster jab

Mr Davey got a positive PCR result this afternoon after starting to feel unwell yesterday and isolating.

Mr Davey acquired a constructive PCR end result this afternoon after beginning to really feel unwell yesterday and isolating.

Bridget Phillipson

Jim McMahon

shadow schooling secretary Bridget Phillipson and shadow surroundings secretary Jim McMahon mentioned they had been awaiting the end result of PCR assessments after constructive LFTs this morning.

Ms Reeves mentioned she had examined constructive three days after having her booster jab, including: ‘This reveals how a lot of a race towards time it’s to beat Omicron.

‘Vaccines are our greatest weapon towards Covid. Please get boosted as quickly as you may to defend your folks, household and our NHS.’   

Mr McMahon mentioned he was ‘gutted’ that he would now additionally miss his booster jab appointment, including: ‘If you’re able to have it, please do.’ 

None of the affected MPs can be ready to vote on the Government’s Plan B package deal of measures to restrict the unfold of Omicron, although the Labour trio mentioned they’d have supported it, in keeping with occasion coverage. 

Ms Phillipson added: ‘Just a few individuals have requested why I can’t merely vote by proxy. It’s an excellent query. Earlier this yr, the Government eliminated preparations for MPs to vote remotely or by proxy.’

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