Conservative West Midlands Mayor Andy Street is not happy with his own party about how the latest Covid-19 restrictions have been handled.
Mr Street said: “This is not something regional leaders supported, nor what I believed would be happening following extensive conversations over recent days.
“The main problem in the West Midlands remains transmission within household settings, and stricter measures for the hospitality industry will not solve that.
“I am urging the Government to review this decision as soon as possible. In the meantime, they must offer financial support to hospitality businesses, which are now set to suffer a loss of income.
“[I] find it very surprising that the West Midlands with an average infection rate of 123 by 100,000 is in the same tier as Manchester, which has an average infection rate of more than 550 per 100,000.”