Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron is calling on the Government to support the hospitality and tourism sectors.

His plea comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that the tiered system will be reintroduced after the current lockdown finishes on December 2.

As a result of this, pubs in Tier 2 areas will only be able to trade if customers have a 'substantial meal.'

The Liberal Democrat MP believes that it is necessary to provide financial support for pubs.

Mr Farron said: “Since the beginning of this pandemic I have supported the Government’s efforts to stop the spread of this deadly virus and save lives.

“But protecting livelihoods and making sure people are able to continue to put food on their table is a big part of that.

“The restrictions means that if we end up in Tier 2, our local, wet-led community pubs here in the South Lakes will stay closed this December but with no compensation.

“We urgently need to see that long-term package of support for tourism and hospitality that we’ve been pushing for, otherwise we risk seeing the pubs that are the heart of our communities calling time for good.”