London Members propose and pass Windrush motion at Conference

Liberal Democrat members have passed a motion demanding the restoration of rights to the Windrush Generation.The motion demands an end to the damaging Hostile Environment policy started under May’s leadership of the Home Office.

The motion was proposed and summated by two London members, Pauline Pearce and Roderick Lynch.

Member of the Liberal Democrat Federal Board and civil rights campaigner Pauline Pearce said: "We must make these British people feel British. Liberal Democrats will continue to fight to right this wrong and stand shoulder to shoulder with the Windrush generation who have such a powerful impact in our country."

The motion also calls for measures to ensure there is a fair process that would prevent future outrages, and for compensation for any victims of the Windrush scandal who have been affected by deportation, detention or the loss of their rights in the UK.

The experience of the Windrush Generation shows that the Home Office cannot be trusted to deal with immigration fairly. The London Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to take responsibility for immigration applications away from the Home Office and into a non-political, independent body - you can back our campaign here.

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