West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has joined a cross party call to enable Parliament to carry on digitally whilst observing social distancing to save lives and protect the NHS.
In a letter addressed to the House of Commons authorities MP Rosie urged collaboration between MPs, the Parliamentary Digital Service and the tech sector to deliver a platform for secure video conferencing.
The government are advising that people work from home whenever possible and follow social distancing guidelines to limit the spread of the disease.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:
“This is a time where everybody in the country must work together, the people of West Lancashire are following the government’s advice and staying at home, MPs should be able to both represent their constituents in Parliament, stay safe and keep Houses of Parliament staff safe also.
“A digital Parliament will ensure that we can maintain our democratic responsibilities and that I can continue to speak up for the people of West Lancashire, at a time when our voices need to be heard most.”
Rosie Cooper MP continues to work with the government, local authorities, and charities to minimise the impact of the pandemic.