Where do candidates in South Cambridgeshire stand on migrant rights and community cohesion?

Elisabeth Pop - 05 06 17

South Cambridgeshire has the 4th most vibrant economy in the UK (Grant Thornton’s Vibrant Economy Index, March 2017). From its idyllic villages to its vicinity to Cambridge City – home to one of the world’s best University, world leading R&D labs and tech companies – it is one of the best places in the country to raise a family, run a business, to feel safe and hopeful for the future.

So how do its residents feel about the hottest political topic of our age – immigration?

For the past year, Cambridgeshire HOPE not hate has been working in and with communities across South Cambridgeshire. Unsurprisingly, it has enjoyed the support of people from every political and social background who share our values of tolerance, equality and social justice and who are worried about the current rhetoric of fear and hate, attacks on migrant and ethnic communities and the sort of country we will become after Brexit. People determined to keep their communities open and welcome.

With the 8 June general election fast approaching and many still making their mind about whom to vote, we’ve asked prospective parliamentary candidates in this typical Middle England constituency to share their views on migrant and refugee rights and community cohesion.

Here are their positions on integration as a two-way process, the unilateral guarantee for the right to stay of EU nationals, reinstating the Dubs amendment (the relocation of vulnerable unaccompanied children from Europe), the right of asylum seekers to seek employment while their application is being considered, any post-Brexit immigration policy and the right to remain of refugee children who turn 18.

VOTE on 8 June. Polls will open from 7am to 10pm.

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