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Deportations ahead of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review Publication

EDM (Early Day Motion) 185: tabled on 12 February 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

This House deplores the Government's ongoing use of deportation flights to Commonwealth countries against the recommendations of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review; notes that while the publication of the Review has been much delayed without explanation, it is expected to recommend the cessation of all deportations of people who have lived in the UK since childhood; notes that the Government has sought to justify recent deportations on the basis of the serious nature of the offences perpetrated by deportees, where this is not borne out in many cases; believes that where deportations are enforced on Foreign National Offenders who have served their sentences, this amounts to double punishment on arbitrary grounds; further believes that long-term residents should be rehabilitated in an equal fashion to their British-passport-holding peers; fears that the characterisation of all deportees as serious criminals exacerbates anti-migrant sentiment, increases racial tensions and exposes those deported to greater risk upon return; remains concerned that the Government's approach demonstrates a failure to appreciate the significant damage to trust in immigration enforcement that the Windrush Scandal represented; and calls on the Government to immediately suspend all deportations of residents who have been in the UK since childhood, and to publish and implement in full recommendations of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review as a matter of urgency.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Murray, James
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2020
Ealing North
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 February 2020
Glasgow North
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2020
Bedford
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2020
Edmonton
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 February 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 February 2020
East Lothian
Tarry, Sam
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2020
Ilford South
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2020
Jarrow
Powell, Lucy
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2020
Manchester Central
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2020
South Shields
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 2020
Bath
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2020
East Ham
Owen, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2020
Luton North
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2020
Stretford and Urmston
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 18 February 2020
North Down
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2020
Hammersmith
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 February 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Eshalomi, Florence
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2020
Vauxhall
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2020
Swansea West
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2020
Luton South
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2020
Glasgow North West
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2020
Gordon
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2020
Edinburgh East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Daby, Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2020
Lewisham East
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2020
Streatham
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2020
Stockton North
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2020
Richmond Park
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2020
Glasgow South
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2020
Sheffield Central
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2020
Dulwich and West Norwood
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2020
Coventry South
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2020
Ilford North
Clark, Feryal
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2020
Enfield North
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2020
East Renfrewshire
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2020
Glasgow Central
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 February 2020
South Antrim
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 February 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 25 February 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 February 2020
Ceredigion
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2020
Edinburgh West
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2020
Dundee West
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2020
Leeds Central
Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2020
Leeds North West
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2020
Orkney and Shetland
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2020
Camberwell and Peckham
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2020
Battersea
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2020
Ealing, Southall
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Belfast East
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2020
Canterbury
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2020
Cynon Valley
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2020
Hartlepool
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2020
Sheffield, Hallam
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2020
Leicester East
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.