Sussex MP responses to Nationality and Borders Bill


On Tuesday and Wednesday there was the third reading of the Nationality and Borders Bill and along with the the third reading, there were 9 attempts to change the Bill and sadly none of these clauses or schedule 6 were successful. I was very pleased that Caroline Lucas and Lloyd Russell-Moyle both voted for the Bill to not be accepted and they voted for all of the changes. Peter Kyle also voted for the Bill to be rejected but he did not support the Clause 3 and Clause 6. Two of the Conservative MPs also did not vote for the Bill to be accepted. They were Caroline Ansell and Huw Merriman. Although Huw did not vote for any of the changes, Caroline did vote against the Clause 2 and Clause 8 amendments but she did not vote for any other amendments. The opposition for Clause 2 was rather surprising as Tim Loughton and Henry Smith voted for it and Peter Bottomley did not vote for it. Sadly Peter Bottomley and Henry Smith both voted against all the other amendments and in favour of the Bill. Tim Loughton voted for Clause 52 as well as Clause 2 and he also did not vote against Clause 50 although he voted against all of the other amendments and voted for the Bill.

5 of the 16 Sussex MPs who are all Conservatives voted against all of the amendments and in favour of the Bill. They are Maria Caulfield, Mims Davies, Andrew Griffith, Sally-Ann Hart and Gillian Keegan. The other 3 Sussex Conservative MPs chose to avoid voting for one amendent. Nusrat Ghani did not vote against Clause 52, Nick Gibb did not vote for Schedule 6 and Jeremy Quin did not vote against Clause 6.

Perhaps we could call for the 8 Conservative MPs that did not vote consistently to explain why they voted as they did and also for Peter Kyle to explain why he did not support the two Clauses he did not vote for.

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I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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