ESTHER McVey, MP for Tatton, has called for the government to lift lockdown.

The politician posted a video via Twitter, showing her walking past Parliament whilst speaking to the camera.

In the video, the Conservative backbencher said: “Since March, in one way or another, we’ve been in lockdown and that means some people haven’t been able to see their mums, dads, and really close family members.

“That is really not acceptable. In which world should it be allowable that you can’t see the people who brought you up, cherished you, looked after you, maybe even gave birth to you?

“The state should not be able to stop you seeing your closest family members. It’s like some dystopian nightmare.

“What I’m saying [to the] government is: We need to lift up the lockdown. We cannot keep everybody locked away from their lives, their livelihoods and their loved ones.”

Cheshire East, the council which covers the majority of the MP’s constituency, currently has a 7-day infection rate of 218.4 confirmed Covid-19 cases per 100,000 residents.

Comparatively, neighbouring Cheshire West recording a figure of 255.9 cases per 100,000.

Latest data also shows that 2,876 people are currently in hospital with Covid-19 in the north west alone, with 229 requiring the use of a mechanical ventilator.

Prime minister Boris Johnson has also said that the UK will leave lockdown on December 2, and will go into a ‘tiered’ system for the Christmas period.

Both Cheshire councils and the government are continuing to advise residents to follow the coronavirus regulations and guidance.