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Shielding MPs not allowed to vote

MPs will have to physically attend Parliament to vote after an amendment to extend remote voting during the Coronavirus crisis was defeated.

MPs from all parties had condemned the plan for being discriminatory for those MPs who still had to shield, and those who wished to minimise travel and the risk of returning from London to their communities as spreaders.

The government appears to have forgotten that it passed the Equality Act a decade ago which made it law that reasonable adjustment is made for disabled people in the workplace. Where is the reasonable adjustment for those MPs shielding because of health conditions and impairments who now have to choose between either failing their constituents by not voting because they are continuing to shield, or voting and risking death to exercise their democratic duty?

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