UK coronavirus LIVE: London braced for new lockdown restrictions amid Covid-19 third wave warning

Stephanie Cockroft, Ewan Somerville, Kit Heren
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London is in a "difficult place" and facing a ban on mixing households, a Labour MP has warned , amid warnings that any lockdown will only delay a "possible" third wave.

David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, said local lockdown measures, such as preventing residents from visiting other people's homes, were "likely" to hit the capital. It came as Professor Mark Woolhouse, a member of the Sage scientific advisory group, warned that a third coronavirus wave of Covid-19 is "entirely possible".

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson is facing a growing revolt over how coronavirus rules are agreed and imposed amid signs voters are increasingly uneasy with the Prime Minister's handling of the pandemic.

A poll has revealed that Labour has a three-point lead over the Conservatives, putting Sir Keir Starmer above Mr Johnson for the first time.

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