Karin Smyth MP commemorates one year since the first lockdown by joining 23 March Campaign
On 23 March 2021, it will be one year since the announcement of the first national lockdown to stop the spread of Covid-19. Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, shows support for the 23 March campaign, to acknowledge this significant date and champion all those who have worked on the frontline throughout the pandemic to help Bristol South through the crisis over the last year.
Organised in partnership with the children’s charity, Variety, the 23 March campaign is urging people to acknowledge this important date by sharing a photo or video of the 23 March hand signal, using hands to make a heart sign, with the hashtag #23March, or upload to the 23 March website.
To acknowledge the significance of the date, there will be a minute’s silence held in the House of Commons, led by the speaker, and supported by all party leaders on 23 March.
Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, said:
“It has been one year since the first lockdown announcement, when families, friends and partners became separated from each other. It is a year which has seen great hardship, with strains on mental health and the tragic loss of too many of our loved ones.
“On 23 March we reflect on this past year. Our key workers and community have worked tirelessly to get us through the darkest days of the pandemic. Bristol South has come together to support each other despite the tragic loss of life that we commemorate today.
“Through all the challenges we must ensure that Bristol South’s spirit continues into the future, so I hope constituents get involved in the 23 March campaign for this day of reflection.”
Notes to editors:
1) Find out more about 23 March here: https://www.23march.co.uk/about