Chris Law

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

Scottish National Party MP for Dundee West

@chrislawsnp https://facebook.com/ChrisLawSNP

Right to Remain for European Union Nationals in the UK

There have been a votes in Parliament which relate to EU nationals currently living in the UK having the right to remain.

Photo: tristam sparks

Chris Law almost always voted for a right to remain for EU nationals already in living in the UK

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 right to remain for EU nationals already in living in the UK:

  • On 13 Mar 2019: Chris Law voted against delaying leaving the EU by a couple of months, against continuing current arrangements with the EU until the end of 2021, and against unilaterally guaranteeing the rights of European Union citizens in the United Kingdom. Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2019: Chris Law voted not to make European Union, European Economic Area and Swiss nationals, and their family members, subject to UK immigration controls. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Chris Law voted for the UK to remain a member of the European Communities, and for new European Union law to remain incorporated in UK law. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2017: Chris Law voted for an energy price cap; for a properly resourced industrial strategy; to maintain the benefits of the European Single Market and Customs Union; to maintain the existing rights of EU nationals living in the UK and EU nationals living in the EU; for increased funding of public services; to scrap university tuition fees; to restore Education Maintenance Allowance, maintenance grants and nurses’ bursaries; to end the public sector pay cap and to increase the minimum wage. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2017: Chris Law voted to express regret the Government is: not guaranteeing a Parliamentary vote on the outcome of negotiations on leaving the European Union; not ruling out leaving the EU without a deal; not setting out transitional arrangements for leaving the EU; not setting out proposals to remain within the Customs Union and Single Market and not protecting the rights of EU nationals living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2017: Chris Law voted to guarantee EU derived rights, and the potential to acquire residency rights, for EU and EEA citizens legally resident in the UK. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Chris Law voted for notice of the UK's withdrawal from the EU to preserve rights acquired in Northern Ireland as a result of European Union membership and to preserve the right of the people of Northern Ireland determine for themselves if they prefer a union with Great Britain or a sovereign united Ireland. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Chris Law voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Chris Law voted to seek to protect the residence rights of citizens of the European Union and their family members who were lawfully resident in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Chris Law voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2017: Chris Law voted to only allow the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union a month after the approach to, and objectives for, withdrawal negotiations have been agreed by representatives of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland administrations. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Chris Law voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Chris Law voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Chris Law voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and against starting the process of leaving by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Chris Law voted for EU nationals living in the UK to retain rights, including the right to live and work in the UK, should the UK leave the EU. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Chris Law voted for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2016: Chris Law voted in favour of giving EU nationals currently living in the UK the right to remain. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Chris Law was absent for a vote on European Union Membership Show vote

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