Labour condemns taxpayer funding of jab film that could boost local Tory votes

Opposition fears ‘vaccine bounce’ in May local elections will be enhanced by documentary about rollout

Labour has condemned the government for using taxpayers’ money to produce a documentary about the vaccine rollout entitled “A Beacon of Hope”, as party strategists fear the Tories will benefit from a “vaccine bounce” in May’s local elections.

Downing Street tweeted a short video on Wednesday, featuring clips of interviews with Chris Whitty and Jonathan Van-Tam, as well as Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock.

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