In a vote on Monday night most Conservative MPs rejected the idea of taking in 3000 refugee children. An amendment supported by Lib Dem MPs and Peers and proposed by Lord Dubs, who himself arrived in this country as a refugee child, was lost by just 18 votes. The amendment would have committed the UK to take only five children per constituency.
Our Tory MP, Maria Caulfield, let the people of Lewes down on Monday night by showing no compassion and voting against the idea of taking in only that small number.
"These are children from Syria who have fled the most horrible circumstances, and are now on their own in Europe", Will Elliott, candidate for Lewes Bridge district council seat said. "We owe them a duty of compassion, but once again our MP has voted with the government but without compassion. The Liberal Democrats stand up for decency and charity, but our Tory MP has let us down again."