Local Liberal Democrats have called on Sir Michael Fallon MP to ensure thousands of EU nationals living in his parliamentary constituency are guaranteed the right to remain in Britain after Brexit.
Some 270,000 EU nationals live and work in the South East, including 816 doctors, 5,488 nurses, and 8,242 working in social care.
The Lib Dems are calling for an ‘NHS passport’ that would guarantee the right to remain in Britain for all EU nationals who work directly for the NHS.
These people are looking after our sick and elderly. Tory Prime Minister Theresa May must not use them as bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations, as many Lords of all parties have said.
The Liberal Democrats will continue to stand up against this Conservative Hard Brexit government for a Britain that is open, tolerant and united.
Support our NHS and all health workers – Oppose Tory Hard Brexit – Join the Unite for Europe march on Saturday March 25th – Tory chancellor Philip Hammond admits extra £60bn tax revenue will go towards Brexit, not on NHS – Lib Dem leader Tim Farron calls for emergency £4 billion health and social care funding.