BATLEY and Spen MP Tracy Brabin said she is "deeply concerned" that Tier 3 restrictions will not bring the level of Covid-19 down effectively.

She said Tier 3 must come with a clear road map out of restrictions, evidence that the restrictions work and comprehensive economic support for communities and businesses.

"I sadly cannot help but feel that none of these three important challenges have been met," she said.

"Parts of Batley & Spen have had additional restrictions for months now, and because of our hard work in Kirklees the level of infection is significantly lower than other parts of West Yorkshire.

"We are united in our aim to bring the level of Covid-19 down, and I’m deeply concerned that there is no clear evidence that Tier 3 will do so effectively. Many businesses and workers are being asked to pay a very high price through no fault of their own."

Ms Brabin added: "Whilst I didn’t support the introduction of Tier 3 measures by the government, it is imperative they are followed if we are to reduce infections and hopefully get out of these restrictions."