UK lockdown vote: How did my MP vote in Commons lockdown vote? Check here

Boris Johnson says Starmer showed ‘derision’ towards vaccine

On Monday this week, Boris Johnson announced England would enter its third national lockdown since March 2020. The new lockdown rules came into place on Tuesday, January 5, but MPs will have to vote retrospectively on the legislation in the House of Commons today (January 6). Initially the Prime Minister suggested restrictions could stay in place until at least mid-February, but the legislation MPs will vote on runs until March 31.

Mr Johnson said: “Our emergence from the lockdown cocoon will not be a big bang but a gradual unwrapping.

“That is why the legislation this House will vote on later today runs until March 31 – not because we expect the full national lockdown to continue until then but to allow a steady, controlled and evidence-led move down through the tiers on a regional basis.”

Mr Johnson has informed MPs there will be “continuous review” of the measures every fortnight, and said there will also be a legal obligation to remove them if they are no longer necessary.

He added: “We are in a tough final stretch, made only tougher by the new variant.

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“After the marathon of last year we are indeed now in a sprint, a race to vaccinate the vulnerable faster than the virus can reach them.

“Every needle in every arm makes a difference.”

The lockdown legislation is expected to pass tonight, with the Labour Party expected to back the vote.

Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, confirmed he would back the new restrictions in response to the Prime Minister’s statement on Tuesday.

However the legislation has still received criticism from MPs, with Conservative Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the party’s powerful backbench 1922 Committee, urging the Health Secretary to promise votes in the Commons in January and February on the lockdown.

Speaking in the Commons, Sir Graham said: “Approving these regulations today would allow for lockdown for three months until the end of March.”

Sir Graham noted Mr Johnson had assured him he did not expect MPs to have to “wait that long” for an opportunity to decide whether or not to end the regulations.

But Sir Graham added: “Will he go further and give a commitment to a further vote at the end of January and end of February, so this House will have control over what is happening?”

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When will the Commons vote take place?

Boris Johnson gave a statement in the House of Commons earlier today, informing MPs about the new restrictions.

MPs were also given the opportunity to debate the new legislation at 2pm today.

The vote on the new measures is expected to take place at around 7pm this evening.

How to check how your MP voted

After all the votes have been counted, the Parliament website will list how each MP voted in tonight’s vote.

You can see the House of Commons vote results HERE.

TheyWorkForYou also list how MPs voted in recent votes HERE, and you can find out more about your MPs voting record on the site too.

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