Labour to look at alternative financial package, says Nandy

FILE PHOTO: Lisa Nandy Britain's Shadow Secretary of State for the Energy speaks during the opposition Labour Party's annual conference in Brighton, southern Britain, September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s main opposition Labour Party will look into presenting alternative support packages for those areas facing tightened restrictions rather than voting down government coronavirus measures, its foreign policy spokeswoman said on Sunday.

Labour could vote against the Conservative government’s measures to control the coronavirus but fears that would further hurt places in northern England where COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly, Lisa Nandy told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show.

Instead, Nandy said, Labour would look at presenting an alternative financial package for those affected by any new restrictions, criticising the government’s measures as offering too little.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Gareth Jones