Giles Watling

Conservative MP for Clacton


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.

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We don’t have enough information to calculate Giles Watling’s position on this issue

However, Giles Watling has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 30 Jun 2020: Giles Watling voted to end the general right for nationals of European Union member states, European Economic Area states and Switzerland to enter and reside in the UK while retaining such rights for Irish citizens. Show vote
  • On 18 May 2020: Giles Watling was absent for a vote on Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 7 Jan 2020: Giles Watling voted against automatically, without requiring an application, assigning a right of permanent residence in the UK to EU citizens who have resided in the UK for at least five years. Show vote
  • On 7 Jan 2020: Giles Watling voted against limiting the fees charged to European Union citizens and certain others registering as a citizen of the United Kingdom. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2019: Giles Watling 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: Giles Watling voted to confirm the rights of Irish citizens to enter and remain in the UK without permission but to otherwise make European Union, European Economic Area and Swiss nationals, and their family members, subject to UK immigration controls. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Giles Watling voted to end the supremacy of EU law in domestic law and to remove the mechanism which enables the flow of new EU law into UK law. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2017: Giles Watling voted against an energy price cap; against a properly resourced industrial strategy; against maintaining the benefits of the European Single Market and Customs Union; against maintaining the existing rights of EU nationals living in the UK and EU nationals living in the EU; against increased funding of public services; against scrapping university tuition fees; against restoring Education Maintenance Allowance, maintenance grants and nurses’ bursaries; against ending the public sector pay cap and against increasing the minimum wage. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2017: Giles Watling voted not 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

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