North of England leaders ‘not consulted’ on local Covid lockdowns

Authorities in Liverpool and Gateshead say new three-tier system risks more confusion

Mayors and council leaders in the north of England have criticised the government for failing to consult them on local lockdown measures, as they brace for further restrictions expected to be announced next week.

The mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, accused the government of treating the city with disdain, saying new lockdown measures were being “imposed”.

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