Members of Parliament Return to London to Vote as Lockdown Restrictions Eased Across England

Members of Parliament expressed their frustration on June 2 as they returned to London to vote in person on the future of virtual proceedings.

Luke Pollard, the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, said in a video posted to Twitter: “This is a terrible way of doing things … it reinforces the message that you need to be able-bodied to be an MP.”

He added: “It is depriving people of their voice in Parliament.”

According to the BBC, MPs “will be asked to queue up outside the Commons chamber before entering in order to observe social distancing.”

Munira Wilson, the Member of Parliament for Twickenham, also expressed concern, saying that the system was “putting my husband who’s on immuno-suppressants at greater risk.” Credit: Luke Pollard MP via Storyful