Elizabeth Truss

Conservative MP for South West Norfolk

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Asylum

The asylum system is intended to protect people fleeing persecution in their own countries. Parliament has voted on subjects including: routes via which people may enter the United Kingdom to seek asylum; the circumstances in which those seeking asylum may work; support for those seeking asylum and if to allow those claiming asylum to be removed to other countries while their claim is assessed.

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Elizabeth Truss generally voted for a stricter asylum system

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Major votes

  • On 17 Jan 2024: Elizabeth Truss voted yes on Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill Committee: Third reading Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Before Clause 11 — Compliance with the Refugee Convention — Direct Travel and Prompt Presentation Assessments Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 12 — Changes to the Immigration Act 1971 — Asylum Applicants — Right to Work Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Schedule 3 — Removal of Asylum Seeker to Safe Country Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 37 — Immigration Rules: Entry to seek Asylum And Join Family Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 39 — Illegal Entry and Similar Offences Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 40 — Offence of Assisting an Asylum Seeker Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 11 — Differential Treatment of Refugees Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 12 — Changes to the Immigration Act 1971 — Asylum Seekers' — Employment Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 28 — Removal of Asylum Seeker to Safe Country Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 37 — Immigration Rules: Entry to Seek Asylum and Join Family Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 39 — Illegal Entry and Similar Offences Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 58 — Late Compliance with Slavery or Trafficking Information Notice: Damage to Credibility Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2021: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 39 — Illegal Entry and Similar Offences — Exemptions Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2021: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss 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 19 Oct 2020: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause — Leave to Enter: Family Unity and Claims for Asylum Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2020: Elizabeth Truss voted to remove rights for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, spouses, vulnerable adults and dependant adults to join a family member who is legally present in the United Kingdom. Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2020: Elizabeth Truss voted against requiring ministers to seek to negotiate with the EU to allow unaccompanied children seeking asylum to join their relatives by moving from the UK to the EU or vice-versa, and instead voted to require the Government to set out its policy on this subject. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2020: Elizabeth Truss voted to remove a requirement for ministers to seek to negotiate an agreement with the EU to enable unaccompanied child refugees to join their relatives. Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2016: Elizabeth Truss voted against giving asylum seekers permission to work if a decision on their application takes over six months. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2015: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on European Union Documents — Relocation of Migrants in need of International Protection Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Elizabeth Truss voted to restrict the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 18 May 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Programme for Government — Amendment from the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Before Clause 11 — Compliance with the Refugee Convention Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Before Clause 11 — Interpretation of Part 2 — Compliance with International Agreements Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — New Clause — Compliance with the Refugee Convention Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 37 — Refugee Resettlement Schemes — 10,000 Refugees Per Year Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss 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 9 Sep 2015: Elizabeth Truss voted against greater international efforts through the United Nations to secure the position of refugees across the Middle East and against the UK playing a full role, with others, in providing sanctuary. Show vote

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