James Brokenshire

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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Old Bexley and Sidcup Conservative

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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James Brokenshire consistently 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 16 Nov 2005: James Brokenshire was absent for a vote 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: James Brokenshire voted yes on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2006: James Brokenshire was absent for a vote on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Allow failed asylum seekers to be given cash rather than vouchers — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Jul 2007: James Brokenshire was absent for a vote on The Asylum (Designated States) Order 2007 Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: James Brokenshire voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: James Brokenshire voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: James Brokenshire voted in favour of making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: James Brokenshire voted to make 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: James Brokenshire voted to restrict the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: James Brokenshire voted to extend 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: James Brokenshire voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2016: James Brokenshire voted against giving asylum seekers permission to work if a decision on their application takes over six months. Show vote

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