Nadia Whittome MP calls for public inquiry on the pandemic to be brought forward

Nadia Whittome, MP for Nottingham East and the youngest member of Parliament, has called for a public inquiry into the government’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic to be brought forward and begin as soon as possible. 

Ms Whittome’s call follows the UK death toll reaching 100,000 and comments from the Prime Minister and other ministers that the government had done everything it could and had made the right decisions during the pandemic. 

Ms Whittome re-joined her former colleagues in the care sector during the pandemic and had raised concerns about the lack of adequate PPE reaching carers on the front line. 

Nadia Whittome, MP for Nottingham East, said

“Families need answers, those we’ve lost need justice and the government needs to be held to account for this disaster.

“The inquiry must be truly independent. Not stuffed with Tory cronies. It needs testimony from families, from frontline workers and from scientists. Ministers must be grilled.

“Where it finds wrongdoing, there must be real consequences. And it needs to start now.”