Margaret Greenwood

Cyn Llafur MP ar gyfer Wirral West

@mgreenwoodww https://facebook.com/margaretgreenwoodww

Asylum

The asylum system is intended to protect people fleeing persecution in their own countries. Parliament has voted on subjects including: routes via which people may enter the United Kingdom to seek asylum; the circumstances in which those seeking asylum may work; support for those seeking asylum and if to allow those claiming asylum to be removed to other countries while their claim is assessed.

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Margaret Greenwood generally voted against a stricter asylum system

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Major votes

  • On 17 Ion 2024: Margaret Greenwood Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill Committee: Third reading Show vote
  • On 26 Ebr 2022: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio to be more lenient when assessing if a refugee had "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", to put the onus of proof on the Government, and to give due weight to the best interests of children and family unity, in relation to such determinations, and to require the law to ensure refugees should not be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom. Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 12 — Changes to the Immigration Act 1971 — Asylum Applicants — Right to Work Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Schedule 3 — Removal of Asylum Seeker to Safe Country Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 37 — Immigration Rules: Entry to seek Asylum And Join Family Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 39 — Illegal Entry and Similar Offences Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 40 — Offence of Assisting an Asylum Seeker Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 11 — Differential Treatment of Refugees Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 12 — Changes to the Immigration Act 1971 — Asylum Seekers' — Employment Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 28 — Removal of Asylum Seeker to Safe Country Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 37 — Immigration Rules: Entry to Seek Asylum and Join Family Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 39 — Illegal Entry and Similar Offences Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 58 — Late Compliance with Slavery or Trafficking Information Notice: Damage to Credibility Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 62 — Identified Potential Victims etc: Disqualification from Protection Show vote
  • On 8 Rha 2021: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio 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 Rha 2021: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio to exempt those facing persecution in their own countries, and others in need of international protection, from a new offence of arriving in the UK without a valid entry clearance. Show vote
  • On 20 Gor 2021: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio 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 Gor 2021: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio 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 Hyd 2020: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio to allow those in the EU who wish to make a claim for asylum in the UK, and who would have been eligible for transfer to the UK under EU regulations, to enter the UK to make their claim. Show vote
  • On 30 Meh 2020: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio to retain rights for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, spouses, vulnerable adults and dependant adults to join a family member who is legally present in the United Kingdom. Show vote
  • On 22 Ion 2020: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio to require ministers to seek to negotiate with the EU to allow unaccompanied children seeking asylum to join their relatives by moving from the UK to the EU or vice-versa, and voted against merely requiring the Government to set out its policy on this subject. Show vote
  • On 8 Ion 2020: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio to retain a requirement for ministers to seek to negotiate an agreement with the EU to enable unaccompanied child refugees to join their relatives. Show vote
  • On 25 Ebr 2016: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Asylum Seekers: Permission to Work after Six Months Show vote
  • On 14 Rha 2015: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on European Union Documents — Relocation of Migrants in need of International Protection Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio against restricting the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 18 Mai 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Programme for Government — Amendment from the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Show vote
  • On 26 Ebr 2022: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio to require that, so far as possible under new asylum laws, no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom and to require a court or tribunal breaching that principle to make a declaration to that effect. Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Before Clause 11 — Interpretation of Part 2 — Compliance with International Agreements Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — New Clause — Compliance with the Refugee Convention Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Margaret Greenwood was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 37 — Refugee Resettlement Schemes — 10,000 Refugees Per Year Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio against making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio 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 Rha 2015: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio 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 Rha 2015: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio 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 Hyd 2015: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio 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 Hyd 2015: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio 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 9 Med 2015: Margaret Greenwood wedi pleidleisio for greater international efforts through the United Nations to secure the position of refugees across the Middle East and in favour of the UK playing a full role, with others, in providing sanctuary. Show vote

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