Reading East MP meets Immigration Minister to protect resident’s rights
JUST before Christmas Matt Rodda met the Minister for Immigration, Caroline Nokes MP, in Parliament to raise constituents’ concerns regarding their rights following Brexit.
The meeting was arranged following a debate in the House of Commons in November, when Matt asked the Minster what reassurance she could give to the thousands of EU residents in the Reading East constituency, their families, and local employers.
A member of Matt’s constituency office staff, a resident with concerns and a representative of the local business community with concerns also attended the meeting.
Physics Professor Arttu Rajantie who lives in Caversham raised a number of concerns, and Sue Brackley of Reading
CIC pointed out the risk of staff shortages and how these would affect employees.
Matt said: “Thousands of EU residents in Reading and Woodley face an uncertain future after Brexit, many of them have lived in the area for years and many are married to or related to British citizens.”
“I called on the Government to do more to understand the issues facing local families and I hope the Minister will now take action.”