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Sir Keir Starmer: 'We need a circuit break to get things under control'

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said no region is immune from Covid-19 as he called for a nationwide "circuit breaker" to stem rising infection rates.

Sir Keir said the alternative was "weeks and months of prolonged agony" in a tiered system.

He told BBC South East Today's Political Editor Amanda Akass a "circuit breaker" should come with a support package to ensure jobs were saved.

Sir Keir also spoke of a wish to "re-engage" and "reconnect" with voters in the South East after his party's defeat at the last election.