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MPs overwhelmingly back third Covid lockdown

Boris Johnson (photo: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor)

Boris Johnson’s decision to impose a third national lockdown in England has won approval in the Commons by an overwhelming majority – with 524 MPs voting for the measures to just 16 against. It comes after only a handful of Tory MPs suggested they would oppose the lockdown measures in the debate on the issue today.

This means that the new national lockdown will be in place for at least seven weeks – with many MPs expecting it to roll on longer.

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