April 21, 2021

UK coronavirus live: Johnson suffers biggest Commons revolt since election as MPs back new Covid tiers by 291 to 78

Latest updates: new tiers system passes Commons vote; Boris Johnson hints tiering decisions may be...

Latest updates: new tiers system passes Commons vote; Boris Johnson hints tiering decisions may be more localised in future

8.02pm GMT

The breakdown of the vote is in.

The division list reveals that of the 78 MPs who voted against the government tonight: 53 were Tories, 15 Labour, 2 Independent and 8 DUP.

8.00pm GMT

Good evening, this is Lucy Campbell.

This is from HuffPost’s Paul Waugh

Tory rebel leader @Mark_J_Harper:
“The House of Commons has spoken and we hope that the Government will take on board the comments we have been making on the need for better data and modelling, regional cost-benefit analysis and on trusting MPs with the information they need..”

All I ask is that ministers share with the house the modelling and forecasting that they have seen that led them to come to the conclusions that they have. Unfortunately they have, so far, failed to do so.

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