Keir Starmer has declared that “we need to pull everybody together” and pledged to “work constructively with the government” to deliver a plan for the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine across the UK.
In an interview this afternoon, the Labour leader said “the public will be relieved” following recent reports on progress towards securing an effective Covid vaccine and described the news as “light at the end of the tunnel”.
But Starmer told viewers: “Obviously, we’ve got to go from where we are now to rolling it out.
“And that’s why I’ve written to the Prime Minister to say we need a clear strategy, we need to pull everybody together – best of Britain, if you like – very good comms and I want to work constructively with the government on that.
“I think the public want to see all political parties, all politicians, pulling together to make this work as quickly as we can.”