The government needs to give more clarity on the easing of lockdown restrictions in Leicestershire, the MP for Harborough has said.
Neil O'Brien - who is a Conservative representative - says he's having tough conversations with the prime minister about getting the people of Oadby and Wigston out of lockdown and securing financial help for businesses.
He said failing to provide financial support for firms forced to close would be "unacceptable", adding he's had "some very direct arguments" with his own government about the issue.
Oadby and Wigston, as well as the city of Leicester, is still subject to local lockdown restrictions which are set to be reviewed by 1 August.
I don't want officials to totally tie their hands, but we do need some clearer principles so that people can understand about where areas come in and out of lockdown. I personally think that the trend is so encouraging that it would be right to take us out [of lockdown]."