MPs move to require vote on future Covid restrictions

More than 40 cross-party MPs support amendment amid brewing revolt over extension of emergency laws

More than 40 cross-party MPs, including Labour’s Harriet Harman and Conservative Iain Duncan Smith, are backing an amendment to force a vote in parliament on future Covid-19 restrictions amid a brewing revolt among Tory backbenchers over extending emergency laws.

MPs are due to vote next week on a six-month renewal of the Coronavirus Act but an amendment has been tabled by Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the influential 1992 committee of Conservative backbenchers, intended to secure parliament has a say before any further measures that clampdown on social freedoms.

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