Owen Thompson

SNP Whip

Scottish National Party MP for Midlothian

@OwenThompson https://facebook.com/owenthompsonsnp

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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Owen Thompson almost always voted against 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 30 Jun 2020: Owen Thompson voted to retain 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: Owen Thompson was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Clause 37 — Arrangements with EU about Unaccompanied Children Seeking Asylum Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2020: Owen Thompson voted to retain 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: Owen Thompson voted to give asylum seekers permission to work if a decision on their application takes over six months. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Owen Thompson voted against making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Owen Thompson acted as teller for a vote on Immigration Bill — Clauses 13-16 — Residential Tenancies Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Owen Thompson voted against restricting the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Owen Thompson acted as teller for a vote on Immigration Bill — Clause 34 — Human Rights Appeals within the United Kingdom Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Owen Thompson 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: Owen Thompson 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: Owen Thompson 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

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