Council denies MP's claim that they asked to be placed in Tier Two


According to Tatton MP Esther McVey Cheshire East Council asked the government to be placed in the high risk category, known as Tier Two, resulting in extra lockdown measures for local residents. However, the Council has flatly denied this.

Responding to my direct question, a spokesperson for Cheshire East said "CEC did not ask to be put into Tier Two".

Ms McVey told ''Cheshire East and Cheshire West Councils asked central government to be placed in lockdown tier 2 even though areas like Manchester which has been in lockdown since July 30th has seen their infection rates rise exponentially.

She added "Rather than destroy livelihoods on the back of a lockdown which isn't showing a reduction of infection rates it would be far better if clear, consistent guidance was given, such as observe social distancing rules, wear a mask and wash your hands, as well as provide information to who is most at risk, like the over 70s, those from the BME community and those with underlying healthy conditions so we can all take precautions and be alert to the dangers in order to protect ourselves and others."

Ms McVey continued "The action of the Labour run councils will destroy jobs and businesses in our area - with all the physical and mental health implications that flow from that - people should be under no illusion about that.''

Esther McVey


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Sue Helliwell
Wednesday 14th October 2020 at 5:36 pm
Well they asked for something - and kept residents and ALL Councillors in the dark about what they were asking for October 5th, even had a closed meeting to discuss. Even though Cheshire West meetings were open to the public.
Andy Brown
Wednesday 14th October 2020 at 6:25 pm
Let's face it the MPs and local councillors have more faces than the town hall clock.

All trying to cover their own backs.

I wouldn't trust any of them to run a bath.
Tony Haluradivth
Wednesday 14th October 2020 at 7:56 pm
On this I believe Esther McVey....Labour are making disgusting capital out of this lockdown. Sam Corcoran is squatting on that leadership chair at CEC and he is HARD LEFT. I don't know what Craig Browne stands for, is he Lib Dem undercover? ;)) We don't really know and anyway we didn't vote for him. Did they ask to go in tier 2 to get extra govt. funding. This country has been destroyed by a gaggle of awful politicos for years. Drain these swamps.
Tony Haluradivth
Wednesday 14th October 2020 at 8:02 pm
Thanks Sue for the info, perhaps Mr Browne would like to respond or is he self isolating
Stephen Justice
Monday 19th October 2020 at 10:26 am
I think Mr Haluradivth and others should consider whether politics should have a prominent or indeed any place in matters of public health of such severity a pandemic?
Brian Trafford
Tuesday 20th October 2020 at 10:10 pm
At the earliest opportunity some people jump to express thier poisonous political views, when really we should consentrate on supporting each other to keep our spirits up in these difficult times
Tony Haluradivth
Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 12:32 pm
Stephen Justice this whole public health crisis is being mismanaged by Politicians with ulterior motives and too much emphasis given to the views of Statisticians and Behavioural Scientists. I put my faith in Professor Neil Dalgleish (the most senior and respected Oncologist in the Country)and his Medical colleagues who feel it is their duty to question the narrative and the figures. My nephew is a Doctor at Addenbrookes, medical staff are gagged and cannot go public. His colleagues in Liverpool have conferred privately and anonymously and they confirm that Liverpool's ICU's were also at 95%capacity in the bad flu season in 2017/18. There are however (unlike 2017) empty beds in other parts of the hospitals, cancelled Clinics and there will be a Tsunami of non Covid cases later. This whole pandemic has been politicised and the fact that we are seeing more cases is down to more testing. It is now a Casedemic...some of us are now awake to this fact and we are now on a very dangerous road.
Duncan Herald
Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 1:43 pm
On the one hand we have our M.P. putting her name to her statement; on the other hand we have a nameless spokesperson.
Makes you think?
Alan Brough
Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 2:06 pm
Hi Tony,

There appears to be a lot of traction for your argument across the internet and on social media platforms.

The one question that weighs heavily on my mind - If this is all an elaborate confection, where the risk and potency of covid19 has been deliberately overstated, who is the winner?

Why would the Govt. (with the backing of some very senior Scientists, Doctors and Academics) actively promote the closing down of society and the trashing of our economy if
there was a realistic alternative?

It's not just OUR Govt of course, administrations of every political persuasion are wrestling with the same problem around the World and (generally) using the same methods to bring it under control.
Tony Haluradivth
Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 6:35 pm
Everything is being Reset, using the Pandemic as the perfect background. If you think we will be going back to how things were last year and before then you are sadly deluded. Those Zoom cosultations with GPs which are hard to get any way? They are here to stay....perhaps you should delve deeper into the background of our Health Secretary, he was promoting Zoom consultations as the new normal even before the Pandemic. He is also a huge exponent of the 4th Industrial Revolution. It's all a matter of public record before you accuse me of tinfoilery. Go look it all up
Chris Jones
Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 10:25 pm
At last Tony a breath of fresh air.
I really do believe that you are correct with ‘everything is being reset’ and it’s probably more to do with financial markets in the west.