Robert Buckland

Former Conservative MP for South Swindon

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Tougher on illegal immigration

The UK should have stronger laws to tackle illegal immigration.

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Robert Buckland almost always voted for stronger laws and enforcement of immigration rules

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Major votes

  • On 17 Jan 2024: Robert Buckland voted increasing the maximum penalty for landlords and agents authorising a tenancy for a person without the right to enter or remain in the UK. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2024: Robert Buckland voted increasing the maximum penalty for employing a person without the right to enter or remain in the UK. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2024: Robert Buckland voted yes on Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill Committee: Third reading Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Robert Buckland voted in favour of creating an offence of entering the United Kingdom without a valid entry clearance (if one is required), and against creating an alternative narrower offence of arriving in the United Kingdom in breach of a deportation order. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Robert Buckland voted to permit treating refugees who have not "come to the United Kingdom directly from a country or territory where their life or freedom was threatened" and "presented themselves without delay to the authorities" differently from those who have. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Robert Buckland voted in favour of making it an offence to knowingly arrive in the United Kingdom without a valid entry clearance, if such a clearance is required. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Robert Buckland was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 62 — Identified Potential Victims etc: Disqualification from Protection Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2021: Robert Buckland voted not to exempt potential child victims of modern slavery, exploitation or trafficking from requirements to provide information to determine if they are in-fact a victim, not to exempt them from being denied support on the grounds they are a threat to public order and not to exempt them from limits on support. Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2021: Robert Buckland voted to infer that the late provision of information by a potential slavery or trafficking victim damages that person’s credibility. Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2021: Robert Buckland voted for a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, including permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2021: Robert Buckland voted not to make it an offence to advertise services designed to facilitate illegal immigration. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2021: Robert Buckland voted against explicitly requiring immigration and enforcement officers to avoid using their powers in a way that could endanger life at sea. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2021: Robert Buckland voted for a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, including permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2021: Robert Buckland voted for a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, including permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2021: Robert Buckland voted for new guidance intended to ensure that vulnerable people are not detained inappropriately in immigration detention. Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2020: Robert Buckland voted against introducing a time limit on immigration detention of twenty-eight days for nationals of the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2020: Robert Buckland voted against introducing a time limit on immigration detention of twenty-eight days for nationals of the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2016: Robert Buckland voted in favour of arrangements for immigration checks for those opening banks and building society accounts. Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2016: Robert Buckland voted against banning the immigration detention of those who are pregnant and against guidance to be taken into account on the immigration detention of vulnerable people. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Robert Buckland 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: Robert Buckland 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: Robert Buckland voted to restrict the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Robert Buckland 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: Robert Buckland 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: Robert Buckland 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

Minor votes

  • On 19 May 2021: Robert Buckland voted voted in favour of requiring ID from voters in elections, for measures intended to deter illegal entry into the UK, in favour of legislation to tackle violence, including against women and girls, and for action to support victims and improve internet safety. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Robert Buckland 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

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