STOP PRESS.  we have just heard that the Home Secretary has withdrawn this application.  http://www.laylamoran.com/expansion_of_campsfield_house_abandoned

Well done Layla Moran, and all the many organisations and people of all parties and none who have put up such a good campaign against the plan to expand Campsfield.  We need less not more Detention Centres.

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Liberal Democrats for Seekers of Sanctuary are supporting the campaign not to extend the Immigration Removal Centre at Campsfield, and are co-signing a letter to the Government to say so. We need less not more of these centres, as well as an end to indefinite detention, and this is what we have as our policy, and are campaigning to get put into law.

Layla Moran, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon is very much part of this campaign and says “ It is not a crime to want a life free from persecution. Yet that is the message we send to those who seek asylum by maintaining detention centres in this country.”

You can see more of what Layla says about this in the Oxford Mail.

Detention Forum have done an excellent briefing on the whole issue,Detention Forum briefing paper Expansion Nov 2014 detention expansion (2) and is worth reading for all the facts and well argued case.