Labour’s election candidate for Boston and Skegness has grilled his own party’s immigration minister on policies when he met up with him earlier this month.
Coun Paul Kenny, of Boston Borough Council, asked Labour’s Shadow Immigration Minister David Hanson what kind of policies and practices would deal with immigration.
Mr Hanson said he was aware of issues relating to immigration in the constituency and said the party had listened to concerns, Coun Kenny said.
In a statement released by Coun Kenny, Mr Hanson said: “Immigration has to be fair and managed to make sure we stop the negative effects it can sometimes bring, and make the most of the benefits of more business people, doctors, international students and others.”
He said the party’s stance on immigration had changed and that, if elected, they would ‘take real action to solve people’s genuine concerns’.
His examples included stopping recruitment agencies recruiting solely from abroad, making sure businesses did not undercut local workers by paying migrants below the minimum wage, and ending the possibility of claiming child benefit for children who are not in this country.