Liberal Democrats, as a party, have a proud record of standing up for the way our country views and treats with compassion and humanity those who seek sanctuary in our country. This culminated in the ending of the detention of children in the notorious Yarlswood, and the opening of the new pre departure accommodation at Cedars, for those families with children who were sadly being returned to their country of origin.
As well as actions as a party though, there are very many individuals who are both concerned about, and working with and for, asylum seekers in their locality. This ranges from signing petitions to being part of committees and action groups, and supporting individuals in many ways.
We are proposing to form a group of such supporters, “Liberal Democrats for Seekers of Sanctuary”, to co-ordinate our work, share ideas and experiences, be a point of reference for our decision makers, and work to formulate new policy.
If you are interested, then please contact one of us as follows :
Suzanne Fletcher. [email protected], 01642 786456
Janet King. [email protected]
Philip Latham. [email protected]
* Suzanne Fletcher was a councillor for nearly 30 years. Now retired, she is active as a campaigner in the community both as a Lib Dem and with local organisations. She also does voluntary work with an advice agency.