England has highest levels of excess deaths in Europe - Government must learn lessons to protect the whole country

July 30, 2020 2:12 PM

Cllr Dr Wendy Taylor (Newcastle Liberal Democrats)England has had the highest excess mortality across Europe in the first half of 2020, according to the latest data from the Office of National Statistics - and Scotland is the 3rd worst too. Newcastle Liberal Democrats Cllr Dr WEndy Taylor, who leads on health matters said:

"The unforgiving consequences of the pandemic have left too many families mourning loved ones. It didn't need to be like this.

"It is clear the Government has made mistakes. With a possible second wave occurring in countries across Europe at the moment, the Prime Minister must launch an independent inquiry immediately.

"This is not a time for protecting political interests. This is a time to learn from mistakes and protect the country from more heartache."