BRACKNELL’S MP has called for life to “get back to normal” after England’s second national lockdown comes to an end.

Nationwide coronavirus restrictions are due to lapse after Wednesday, December 2.

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But health secretary Matt Hancock told ITV News it is “too early to say” whether England’s shutdown will truly end at the start of next month with the government waiting for more data to see if coronavirus infection rates have dropped sufficiently.

The threat of an extended lockdown has led some Tory MPs to create a new group with the intention of resisting further restrictions.

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With a row between Conservative backbenchers and number 10 brewing, Bracknell MP James Sunderland has weighed in on the matter.

Taking to Twitter, he said: “As we look beyond Lockdown 2, pragmatism is needed.

“Draconian restrictions cannot be imposed on low infection areas and we must get back to normal.

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“A viable vaccine will be magic but we also need to learn to live alongside the virus as best we can to preserve our jobs and sanity.”

This post triggered a wide response from followers of Mr Sunderland.

One replied: “Brilliant James good to see our MP truly considering the wider picture on behalf of his constituents.”

However, another responded: “Man who has a Twitter cover photo that says "Stay Alert. Control the virus. Saves lives." tweets that he doesn't want to do those things.”

Bracknell Forest's infection rate per 100,000 people in the seven days up to Wednesday, November 18 is 127.3.

This is the lowest rate in the whole of Berkshire, according to data from Public Health England.

It is also lower than the South East's rate of 187.3.