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Jo Churchill MP comments on Parliament vote on Lord Dubs' amendments

Last night, Parliament voted to reject an amendment tabled by Lord Dubs to the Immigration Bill to resettle 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children from Europe, to the UK. Having visited camps on the Greek island of Lesbos, I have maintained a very close interest in the response of the UK to the refugee crisis and particularly for the support we give to those unaccompanied refugee children. It was therefore with a heavy heart that I chose to vote against the amendment; a matter I gave a lot of thought to and wish to explain further.