Boris Johnson has confirmed the Government will take further action if more measures are needed to battle Covid over the winter months.

At Prime Minister’s Questions today, Mr Johnson was repeatedly asked about Tuesday evening’s vote on Plan B restrictions in England, which required support from the Labour party to pass after almost 100 Tory MPs rebelled against the prime minister.

Labour MPs will continue to vote for Covid regulations if needed, Keir Starmer said, as he asked the Prime Minister if Conservatives would do the same.

The Labour leader said: “Can I take this opportunity to make clear to the Prime Minister that if further votes are needed to save lives and protect the NHS, Labour MPs will follow my leadership and we will always put the NHS first.

“Can I ask the Prime Minister to get his house in order so he can say the same about the members behind him?”

Boris Johnson replied: “Yes. If further measures are needed, as the House will understand, if further regulation is needed of course this House will have a further say.

“As for following his leadership, they wibble-wobbled over Plan B, they wibble-wobbled over quarantine, and if we listened to him, we wouldn’t have even had the vaccine rollout.”

Tory rebellion on Plan B vote

Sir Keir Starmer told the Commons the UK has the “worst possible Prime Minister at the worst possible time”, adding Boris Johnson is “too weak to lead”.

The Labour leader said: “The British public are looking for a Prime Minister with the trust and the authority to lead Britain through the crisis. Instead we’re burdened with the worst possible Prime Minister at the worst possible time.”

Addressing Tory heckles, he said: “They’re shouting now, where were they in the lobby last night?

“His own MPs have had enough, they won’t defend him, they won’t turn up to support him and, if he proposes them, they won’t vote for basic public health measures.”

Sir Keir added: “The Prime Minister is so weak that without Labour votes last night, vital public health measures wouldn’t have got through.”

The Labour leader said Mr Johnson responded “it’s not true”, with Sir Keir adding: “He’s so socially distanced from the truth, he thinks that’s not true. I don’t know where to start.

“We can’t go on with a Prime Minister who is too weak to lead. So will the Prime Minister take time this Christmas to look in the mirror and ask himself whether he has the trust and authority to lead this country?”