Derek Twigg

MP, Halton

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Halton Labour

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.

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Derek Twigg 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 11 Jun 2002: Derek Twigg 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: Derek Twigg voted no on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow earlier rights of appeal — rejected Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2002: Derek Twigg 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: Derek Twigg 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: Derek Twigg voted yes on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2002: Derek Twigg 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: Derek Twigg voted yes on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers who make a late claim Show vote
  • On 17 Mar 2003: Derek Twigg voted yes on Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2003: Derek Twigg voted yes on Asylum (Designated States) (No. 2) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2003: Derek Twigg voted no on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Decline to give a Second Reading — rejected Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2003: Derek Twigg voted yes on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Derek Twigg voted no 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: Derek Twigg voted no 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: Derek Twigg voted no 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: Derek Twigg voted no 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: Derek Twigg voted yes on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2005: Derek Twigg 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: Derek Twigg voted yes on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2006: Derek Twigg voted no on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Allow failed asylum seekers to be given cash rather than vouchers — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Jul 2007: Derek Twigg voted yes on The Asylum (Designated States) Order 2007 Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Derek Twigg voted against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Derek Twigg voted against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Derek Twigg voted against making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Derek Twigg voted against making it an offence to rent a home to someone who is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying premises under a residential tenancy agreement. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Derek Twigg voted against restricting the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Derek Twigg voted against extending the power to deport an individual before considering an appeal on human rights grounds so it applies to all those appealing on human rights grounds against their removal. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Derek Twigg voted against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2016: Derek Twigg was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Asylum Seekers: Permission to Work after Six Months Show vote

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