Author Archives: suzanne


liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine today introduced a Bill in Parliament which would give asylum seekers the right to work after three months of arriving in the UK.  Currently, asylum seekers in the UK can only apply to work if they have been waiting for than 12 months for their claim to be processed. The […]

How The UK is Responsible for the Migrants and Refugees Crossing the Channel

Article by Bradley Hillier-Smith, Council member of Liberal Democrats for Seekers of Sanctuary and former volunteer in the Calais camp, refugee host and political campaigner advocating for the rights and settlement of refugees in the UK.  Published in the Independent   An informed and Liberal perspective.  The last few months have seen a growing number of […]

reaction to Home Affairs Select Committee on housing for asylum seekers

Liberal Democrats for Seekers of Sanctuary welcome the report of the Home Affairs Select Committee on Asylum Accommodation released today (17 November 2018). We share the huge disappointment of the Committee that very little progress has been made by Government, despite recommendations in previous Committee reports (to which we had submitted evidence). The recommendations of […]

Baroness Hamwee, Detention Campaigner Champion

LD4SOS Chair John Skipworth writes: Detention Forum have named Liberal Democrat Peer and LD4SOS Vice-President, Sally Hamwee as one of their ‘Detention Champions for 2018’.  Those of you who attended our AGM will already know about this but it was mine and Janet King’s privilege to attend the formal presentation to Sally at the […]