Deidre Brock

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (House of Commons Business)

Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh North and Leith

@deidrebrock https://facebook.com/DeidreBrockSNP

Tougher on illegal immigration

The UK should have stronger laws to tackle illegal immigration.

Photo: tristam sparks

Deidre Brock almost always voted against stronger enforcement of immigration rules

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.

Key votes about stronger enforcement of immigration rules:

  • On 20 Apr 2022: Deidre Brock voted against creating an offence of entering the United Kingdom without a valid entry clearance (if one is required), and in favour of creating an alternative narrower offence of arriving in the United Kingdom in breach of a deportation order. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Deidre Brock voted not 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: Deidre Brock voted not to make 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: Deidre Brock voted to raise the threshold for denying an individual the 30-day recovery period for victims, or potential victims of slavery or trafficking, during which they cannot be removed from the United Kingdom, and to prevent those under 18 years ever being denied the recovery period. Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2021: Deidre Brock voted 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, to exempt such children from being denied support on the grounds they are a threat to public order and to exempt them from limits on support. Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2021: Deidre Brock voted not 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: Deidre Brock voted against a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, against permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and against provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2021: Deidre Brock voted to make it an offence to advertise services designed to facilitate illegal immigration. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2021: Deidre Brock voted to explicitly require immigration and enforcement officers to avoid using their powers in a way that could endanger life at sea. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2021: Deidre Brock voted against a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, against permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and against provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2021: Deidre Brock voted against a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, against permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and against provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 19 May 2021: Deidre Brock voted against requiring ID from voters in elections, against measures intended to deter illegal entry into the UK, against legislation to tackle violence, including against women and girls, and against action to support victims and improve internet safety. Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2021: Deidre Brock voted against new guidance intended to ensure that vulnerable people are not detained inappropriately in immigration detention. Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2020: Deidre Brock voted to introduce 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: Deidre Brock voted to introduce 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: Deidre Brock voted against arrangements for immigration checks for those opening banks and building society accounts. Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2016: Deidre Brock voted to ban the immigration detention of those who are pregnant and for guidance to be taken into account on the immigration detention of vulnerable people. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Deidre Brock voted against making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Deidre Brock voted against making 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: Deidre Brock voted against restricting the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Deidre Brock voted against extending 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: Deidre Brock 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: Deidre Brock 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: Deidre Brock 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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