UK Immigration Minister: Caroline Nokes MP
Caroline Nokes MP was appointed Minister of State for Immigration on 8 January 2018.
Who is she?
Elected as MP for Romsey and Southampton North three times since the constituency was created in 2010
Worked as a policy adviser to her father, former Conservative MEP, Roy Perry
Became a Borough Councillor in 1999
Became a Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Department for Work and Pensions in 2016 and the Cabinet Office in 2017
Studied politics at the University of Sussex
Her views on immigration
Has not said anything of note on immigration in Parliament, on Twitter or in the media.
Nokes voted to remain in the European Union in the 2016 referendum, previously stating that leaving the single market would be "a step into the unknown". She did not overtly campaign for either side of the debate
One of 81 Conservative MPs who called for a referendum on the United Kingdom's continued membership of the European Union
Voted against guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals living in the UK post-Brexit in 2016 and 2017
Understood why her constituents found it difficult to decide how to vote in the EU referendum. "Voters have been bombarded by grim economic forecasts from one campaign whilst simultaneously having fears stoked about immigrants from the other"
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