Map of 150 Newly Elected MPs and Asylum/ Resettlement Data
Since the General Election, 150 new MPs have just entered Parliament, many of whom we’ll be looking to engage with on asylum and migration issues. Andy Hewett has produced an excellent map showing each of the 150 first-time MPs mapped against the relevant Home Office data for asylum dispersal (people on section 95 support), and resettlement under both the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) and Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS). If you hover over a constituency, it will show you the relevant data. You can also view the data online in a table format here. You can rank columns in the table by clicking on the column header and then clicking the small up/down arrows. This should help you to identify MPs who have a population of people seeking asylum and resettled refugees in their constituency.
Do note however, that in some instances there will be more than one constituency sharing a local authority (ie Stoke on Trent Central and North cover the LA Stoke on Trent) and the graph does not show the breakdown per constituency but across the whole LA area. Hopefully the resources can help you in making approaches to your MPs – with big thanks to Andy for producing these.