OXFORD MP Layla Moran has made a plea to the Prime Minister to listen to the recommendations of a Covid-focussed committee of MPs she chairs.

The Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon was taking part in questions after the the Prime Minister’s statement to the Commons on Monday.

She congratulated the Oxford Vaccine Group on their results today, before saying the APPG has heard from experts and scientists that a vaccine 'is still an enormous challenge and in of itself not an exit strategy.'

She asked the PM to meet with her and the cross-party delegation “so that we can create a Covid-Secure UK that includes testing at the borders and a locally led, test, trace and financial supported isolate system”.

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But in his reply, Mr Johnson did not mention her invitation and simply agreed with Ms Moran's congratulations for the vaccine group.

He added: "She is entirely right about the vaccine it is wonderful news but it is absolutely premature to say that is constitutes on its own an exit strategy."

Speaking afterwards, Ms Moran said: “I’m disappointed that the Prime Minister didn’t agree to meet with me and members of the All-party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus to discuss our forthcoming recommendations for the Government’s response to the pandemic.

“We must work together to create a Covid-Secure UK that includes testing at the borders and a locally-led test, trace and financially-supported isolate system.

“Until we sit down and work across party lines, we will miss vital opportunities to fight this virus more effectively. I hope he will start listening soon.”