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Michael Meacher

Former Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton

@michaelmeacher

Asylum

A vote for a stricter asylum system would be a vote to tighten the criteria for granting asylum, to set greater restrictions on activities asylum seekers are permitted to undertake, and to reduce the support provided to those seeking asylum.

Photo: Nathan Collins

Michael Meacher generally voted for a stricter asylum system

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about a stricter asylum system:

  • On 1 Dec 2015: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Clause 8 — Offence of Illegal Working Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Clauses 13-16 — Residential Tenancies Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Support for Failed Asylum Seekers and Illegal Migrants Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Clause 34 — Human Rights Appeals within the United Kingdom Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Immigation Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 25 Jul 2007: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on The Asylum (Designated States) Order 2007 Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2006: Michael Meacher voted no on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Allow failed asylum seekers to be given cash rather than vouchers — rejected Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2005: Michael Meacher voted no on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Prevent the government from interpreting the Geneva Convention so that terrorism can be used as grounds to dismiss asylum claims — rejected Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2005: Michael Meacher voted yes on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Burden of proof on prosecution rather than defendant in cases where immigrants to not have travel documents — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Give support to failed asylum seekers and their families — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Asylum appeals should be referred to a higher court — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Give support to asylum seekers even when they make a late claim — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2003: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Decline to give a Second Reading — rejected Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2003: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2003: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Asylum (Designated States) (No. 2) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 17 Mar 2003: Michael Meacher voted yes on Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2002: Michael Meacher voted yes on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers can be placed in accommodation centres even if there is no local school pace for dependent children Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2002: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers who make a late claim Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2002: Michael Meacher voted yes on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow the withdrawal of support from immigrants and asylum seekers in certain circumstances Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2002: Michael Meacher voted no on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not penalise those who bring passengers to the UK without the necessary authority — rejected Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2002: Michael Meacher voted yes on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2002: Michael Meacher voted yes on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not allow appeals against rejected asylum claims from within the UK if the claim is unfounded Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2002: Michael Meacher voted no on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow earlier rights of appeal — rejected Show vote

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