Yeovil: Information on immigration needs to be clear, accessible and trusted

The National Conversation’s last visit in the South West was to Yeovil, a town of 45,000 in South Somerset. Our conversation in Yeovil valued the contribution of EU migrant workers, who they saw propping up the local health service as well as agricultural industries, but also held some concerns about a perceived unfairness of migrants Read more about Yeovil: Information on immigration needs to be clear, accessible and trusted[…]

Swansea: Immigration is only one among the many issues facing this country

Swansea was the National Conversation’s second visit to Wales, the second largest city in Wales. Here our citizens’ panel told us that they felt Swansea’s history as a port meant that they had got used to migration. “I think it’s a bit different in port cities, we are used to foreign faces and different cultures.” Read more about Swansea: Immigration is only one among the many issues facing this country[…]

Chesterfield: If public consent for immigration is to be gained, conversations need to be extended to Sports Direct, too

Our 28th National Conversation visit was to Chesterfield, a town of about 100,000 people in Derbyshire. Here, as we always do, we held a meeting with local stakeholders, then later with a citizens’ panel. In both discussions, we heard lots about the impact of Brexit on jobs and the local economy, but the two groups Read more about Chesterfield: If public consent for immigration is to be gained, conversations need to be extended to Sports Direct, too[…]