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Zero covid strategy

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1450: tabled on 04 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with sadness that the UK has now had more than 100,000 covid-19 deaths, with one of the highest death rates in the world; further notes that the Government's strategy to live with the virus and balance the loss of lives and the economy has led to failure on both counts with the UK also experiencing a particularly large economic downturn; recognises that in New Zealand, Vietnam and across countries following a Zero covid plan, the death rate is over a hundred times lower than in the UK and that their societies are reopening safely and their economies are recovering; recognises that, while covid-19 vaccines offer real hope and can be a key weapon in the battle against covid-19, it will be many months until everybody has been fully vaccinated; is concerned that if in the meantime the virus is allowed to circulate widely, many more will be infected with many more losing their lives, putting huge additional strain on the NHS, and risking further dangerous mutations of the virus; and calls on the UK Government urgently to adopt a Zero covid plan that seeks the maximum suppression of the virus as the best way to save lives and allow our communities and the economy to safely reopen.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2021
City of Durham
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2021
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2021
Jarrow
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2021
Coventry South
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 February 2021
Arfon
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 8 February 2021
Leicester East
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2021
Wansbeck
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2021
Glasgow South West
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2021
Bath
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2021
East Lothian
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2021
Bootle
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2021
Birkenhead
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 February 2021
Foyle
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2021
Easington
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2021
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Stockport
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Gateshead
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Hemsworth
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Nottingham East
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Brent Central
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Cynon Valley
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2021
Luton South
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2021
Rochdale
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 February 2021
Edinburgh East
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 February 2021
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2021
Salford and Eccles
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2021
Midlothian
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2021
Hartlepool
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2021
Orkney and Shetland

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.