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Freedom of movement

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

What have been the benefits of freedom of movement between the EU and London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

London is known across the world for its openness, diversity and innovation. For centuries Londoners have been travelling and settling across Europe and the world, and more than one million European citizens call London home. Throughout history, our city has always been at its best when we’ve been open and inclusive. Our rich history of welcoming people from around the globe makes London what it is – the greatest city in the world.

Earlier this year I wrote to the Home Secretary to highlight the damage that the Government’s current post-Brexit immigration plans could do to London’s economy. I’ll continue making the case for the positive impact that immigration and Freedom of Movement have had in London and the UK.