Refugee Pledge

Ahead of the General Election, the Refugee Council, Refugee Action and Scottish Refugee Council are calling on all prospective parliamentary candidates to sign the Refugee Pledge and remember Britain’s proud history as a place of refuge for the persecuted.

The Refugee Welcome Pledge

I pledge to respect the importance of refugee protection, including in wide-ranging debates about immigration, and, if elected, to uphold the proud tradition throughout the UK of welcoming people forced to flee war and persecution and helping them rebuild their lives.

If you are interested in our campaign, you can find more information here:

Refugee Action

Refugee Council

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  • Lucinda Williamson says:

    After doing the petition I got a reply from my local ukip rep implying that last nights atrocities in London were as a result of non genuine refugees! Im fuming! As a result he will not be co operating until further notice ffs 🙁 ignorance in power is evil. Who can I complain to?

    • Catherine Joyce says:

      Hi Lucinda, Many thanks for getting in touch with us. Unfortunately, this is a response we often hear when horrific events like the attack in London happen. We completely understand and share your frustration and anger. Sadly, it is your candidates choice to not engage with the issue of protecting refugees. While there’s not much you can do about that choice, it’s thanks to people like you contacting candidates about refugee issues that have led so many other candidates to pledge their support and commit to protecting refugees if they’re elected. We’ve been very encouraged by how many politicians are choosing to stand up for refugees. In the next 5 years, and beyond, we’ll obviously continue to work with refugees and campaign for policies that support, protect and welcome them in Britain. Campaigning with organisations and people working to counter messages of division and hate is the best response to this – together we can make sure compassion wins. If you’d like to discuss this more please don’t hesitate to email us on info@refugee-action.org.uk. Many thanks, Catherine