MP votes against weekly COVID-19 tests for NHS staff

Crewe and Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan

Crewe and Nantwich Conservative MP Dr Kieran Mullan has voted against a proposal to introduce weekly COVID-19 testing for NHS staff.

The vote took place on Wednesday 24th June where the MP and Doctor voted against the opposition motion.

The motion in the House of Commons called on the government to:

Implement a routine weekly testing programme for all NHS and Social Care staff to enable NHS services to safely resume and ensure the continuity of services throughout the winter.

Dr Mullan briefly returned to front line NHS work as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The testing process has faced criticism from all quarters as being inadequate.

The promised Track and Trace App, which was due to role out at the end of May has now been scrapped at a cost of almost £12 million to the taxpayer.

An App is now not expected to be available until later in the year.

Official figures show there have been 1342 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cheshire East to date.

The MP was recently forced apologised for breaking social distancing rules when he was photographed outside Leighton Hospital in breach of his own government’s guidelines

Other Local Conservative MPs also voted against the motion, they were:

  • Fiona Bruce, Congleton.
  • Edward Timpson, Eddisbury.
  • David Rutley, Macclesfield.

The MPs office has been contacted for comment.

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