The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer fears that coronavirus could create a North-South divide, and there needs to be government action.
Sir Keir wrote in the Yorkshire Post, “The North-South divide is continuing to grow. That gulf is even starker in coalfield communities like Doncaster.
“Without government action, there is a real risk the coronavirus deepens the existing injustices and inequalities.
“The past few months have shown us so clearly who the key workers really are. Our NHS staff, carer workers, ambulance drivers, porters, shop keepers, police and emergency services.
“It is because of their dedication and sense of public service that Yorkshire has kept moving. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude.”
There has been public and Ministerial outrage over Dominic Cummings after his “minor breach” of the lockdown.
The Labour leader wrote, “Dominic Cummings broke the lockdown rules. It is as simple as that. His actions were an insult to the millions of people across Yorkshire and the United Kingdom who have sacrificed so much during this pandemic.”