Dudley MP Ian Austin has hosted the Dudley launch of a new Labour listening campaign on immigration.
Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham and Immigration Spokesman Keir Starmer visited Upper Gornal Pensioners Club in Dudley to hear local people’s views on immigration.
The meeting is the first in a three month listening exercise that will see Labour Ministers visit communities across the UK to hear about the impact of immigration.
Austin has held a series of community meetings across Dudley to discuss the impact of immigration, and recently met residents at a dozen meetings to hear their views on the EU.
Ian Austin said:
“It’s my job to listen to local people and speak up for them in Parliament, so I’ve held lots of meetings like this across Dudley to listen to local people on immigration.
“People in Dudley think you shouldn’t be able to come here and be unemployed, you shouldn’t be able to claim benefits until you’ve paid in and shouldn’t be able to claim benefits for children who aren’t in the country.
“I’m pleased that Andy and Keir have come to Dudley to discuss how we can deliver stronger borders and common sense rules for people who move here.”