A BOLTON MP says he is disappointed with plans to make ID cards showing proof of a vaccine a requirement for certain large-scale events.

Chris Green, the Tory MP for Bolton West, asked ministers in the House of Commons whether the Government would rule out making Covid vaccine ID cards compulsory for events like political gatherings.

He said: “Anyone should be allowed to attend these types of events, whether you are for or against the party.

“I am disappointed that the Government has not ruled out a requirement for ID cards to access political gatherings.”

It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced this week “vaccine passports” could be required to get into major sporting events and nightclubs from September.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has since confirmed that ID cards showing proof of a vaccine will not be required in educational settings or on public transport.

He said: “We know what we need to do. The worst thing that could happen is going back into another lockdown so we need to do everything we can to make sure we stay open.”

It is understood that rebel backbenchers within the Conservative party are planning to boycott the annual party conference - which is set to take place in Manchester in October.

The move is likely to spark more fury from Tory MPs, who have been vowing to revolt against the measures if they are brought to a vote in the Commons.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng suggested yesterday that any vote would be ‘general’ on the ‘concept’ of Covid passports, rather than on the detail of where and when they would apply.