Tory MPs demand PM play cupid and allow Covid-secure weddings from March 8, alongside a return to school.
NEWLYWED Tory MPs Esther McVey and Philip Davies are among a group who have written to Boris Johnson calling on him to allow loved-up Brits to tie the knot from next month.
The pair marked Valentine’s Day by urging Boris Johnson to “plan for the return of weddings and give hope to a quarter of a million couples and 400,000 workers”.
MPs Craig Tracey, Chris Green, Craig MacKinlay and Pauline Latham OBE are among others who have also joined the #bringbackweddings campaign, backing Covid-secure weddings from March 8, and normal weddings from May 1.
“It’s vital that the 22nd February roadmap includes a reopening plan for weddings. Millions of people need clarity,” they argued.
Former Cabinet minister, Esther McVey, who tied the knot last year, pointed out that half a million unmarried couples “keep having their plans ruined by lockdowns and restrictions”.
“So Government has got to bring back Covid-secure weddings from March 8, when life begins to return to normal, given that the top four groups will have protection by then from the Covid vaccine.
“That should be a huge moment for the UK to hold its head up high, for couples to walk down the aisle, and for families up and down the country to reunite, to celebrate and to plan their futures.”
However, the PM stressed today that cases needed to be brought right down – so that the nation is safe in the future.
He said he didn’t want to backtrack and force the nation into yet more shutdowns, so would be progressing slowly to get the nation back to normal when he announces his plan next week.
He told reporters that “rates of infection, although they are coming down, are still high”.
All weddings except deathbed nuptials are currently banned.
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