Rosie Cooper MP commented:
“As Covid-19 figures in Lancashire have increased rapidly, the Government have announced areas of enhanced provision which will be offered extra support and guidance.
“There is local anger that West Lancashire has been included when Blackpool with three times higher rates have not!
“It makes it harder to get public support when on the face of it, it is unclear why one area with higher figures is not subject to or included in the enhanced provisions area. This suggests that protecting the economy in some places is more valued than others.
“I understand the need for caution, but the Government should not be taking a pick and mix approach to Covid statistics.”