Toby Perkins (@tobyperkinsmp )

Toby Perkins

Bio Labour MP for Chesterfield and Shadow Minister for Apprenticeships & L’long L’ng - @labourforces Chair, Pubs,. #sufc #spireites & British Tennis 🎾
Location Chesterfield, England
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iPhone : Labour has appointed Doreen Lawrence to hold an inquiry into why coronavirus is having such a disproportionate impact on BAME communities.

Please share your experiences with us:…

Twitter Web App : As everyone starts talking about easing the lockdown, we mustn’t forget that the lockdown in care homes isn’t ending any time soon. Residential and home care workers must be a priority for testing, not just once but on a regular basis. My interview for BBC Breakfast this morning

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Twitter Web App : The latest testing rate in Scotland is 19.97 per 1000 population. Only South Korea & France have lower rates. U.K. as a whole 32/1000. John swinney was not correct to talk about 15k “capacity”. It must be actual tests & ave just 5k per day. Not enough to make system effective…

Twitter Web App : To all the key workers, thank you, from all of us.

When the clapping stops, we must come together, stand with #keyworkers and build a better society. We cant let those who kept us safe remain undervalued and underpaid.

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iPhone : EXCLUSIVE: ITV News has obtained evidence that it was *always* the plan to discharge Covid-19 patients into care homes.

1,800 beds were block booked in care homes by the NHS and councils for that exact purpose.

...And they’re still being discharged.…

iPhone : Boris Johnson should have drawn a line under the Dominic Cummings saga but was too weak to act.

The public have sacrificed so much for the health of our nation - which he's now undermined.

And sent a message that there's one rule for them and another for the British people.

iPhone : Wow. Boris Johnson bans CMO Chris Whitty and CSA Sir Patrick Vallance from giving their opinions on Dominic Cummings’ lockdown activities. Now we know why they were abruptly sent home from No10 on Monday instead of doing the press conference.

iPhone : Marcia Bigg I know the answer but I’m not satisfied with it. Proact is not part of national testing scheme, it’s run by CGC I’m attempting to get another call to try and get it expanded. There are numbers way below capacity being tested there.

Twitter Web App : No one should have to wait longer than 48 hours from requesting a coronavirus test to receiving the results.

We need a Government that is entirely focused on saving lives.

iPhone : This is the issue for the Govt: if told now to isolate, people will choose to make their own judgement, follow their own instincts and many will disregard what they are told. Cummings is not just a political problem for the Govt, it is a public health one for the country.…

iPhone : She’s a brilliant journalist.

Understandably intimidating, especially with such a self-created storm raging in No10.…

iPhone : After a week when the Prime Minister has taken his eye off the ball, it is now time to focus on the task at hand.

The nation’s health must come first.…