Following the tragic death of a young man in the Channel today, I have written to the Home Secretary Priti Patel to ask what action she’s taking together with the French authorities to prevent further such loss of life and ensure the UK steps up to its duty to these vulnerable people.

The best way to stop people embarking on these treacherous paths is to provide safe and legal routes to claim sanctuary in the UK – something this Government has consistently failed to do.  In Parliament I’ll continue to push for much more to be done to step up to our moral obligation to these vulnerable people.

Read my letter to the Home Secretary:

Catherine West MP
Catherine West MP's letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel
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