What time do MPs debate on second lockdown today and when is the vote?

ENGLAND will go into its second national lockdown on Thursday, as coronavirus continues to sweep through the nation.

But a number of MPs are dissatisfied with information given by Boris Johnson and the government, as they push for a vote over a second lockdown to curb rising Covid-19 infections.

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What time is the MPs debate on second lockdown?

MPs are set to debate the second lockdown at 1pm today – November 4, 2020 – in the House of Commons.

This will follow the traditional Prime Minister Questions that are held every Wednesday.

You will be able to watch the debate via BBC's Parliament channel and also on BBC iPlayer.

When is the vote?

The vote by MPs will take place at 4pm today (November 4, 2020) in the House of Commons.

MPs began debating straight after the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session ended at 1pm.

All 650 members of the house will take part in the crunch vote.

What will MPs be voting on?

MPs will vote on the second national lockdown restrictions after a number of Tory rebels blasted Prime Minister Boris Johnson over data provided.

Mr Johnson announced on Saturday that England will shut down for a second time in a bid to curb coronavirus infections.

It is expected to last for four weeks, starting on Thursday, November 5 and currently due to end on December 2.

If MPs vote against the lockdown, it means the national restrictions won't become law.

However this will mean there are no changes to restrictions outlined the other day.

However it is expected to pass after Keir Starmer said Labour would support the lockdown.

It is thought about 15 Conservative MPs could vote against the new controls – although the parliamentary arithmetic means their rebellion is likely to be largely symbolic.

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