Bristol North West MP votes with the Government to turn down entry for unaccompanied child asylum seekers.
Conservative MP Charlotte Leslie last night voted against an amendment to the Government’s Immigration Bill to accept 3,000 unaccompanied minors fleeing the middle east and currently in europe.
The amendment was introduced by Labour peer Alf Dubs, himself accepted by the UK as a child escaping Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport (Child transport) scheme. The amendment was voted down by 294 votes to 276 by MPs in the Commons last night.
Bristol’s three other MPs, all Labour, Kerry McCarthy, Karin Smyth, and Thangham Debbonaire voted to in favour of the amendment.