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Next prime minister must ‘right the wrongs’ of Windrush scandal, black church leaders urge

by Kelly Valencia

Black church leaders from across the UK have urged the next Prime minister to “repeal the hostile environment legislation” that led to the Windrush scandal.

In a video by the National Church Leaders Forum, Bishop Joe Aldred and Rev Celia Apeagyei-Collins ask those who have a vote in electing the new Conservative party leader to “use it widely”.

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are battling for the Conservative leadership.

At least 160,000 Conservative party members will decide who will be Boris Johnson’s successor, with the winner expected to be announced on 5th September.

In the video, Bishop Joe Aldred asks the next tory leader: "Do you promise that if you become Prime Minister, you will repeal the 'hostile environment' legislations that were brought in from 2012 to 2016?" 

Rev Apeagyei-Collins added: "To truly right the wrongs they've caused, repeal those laws." 

Bishop Joe also asked the winning candidate if he or she "uphold integrity and truth”.

They ended the video by reminding voting members that their vote is both a "privilege and a responsibility". 

“Get involved in husting and debates, write to the candidates, don’t leave your future in other people’s hands. Participate.”

People arriving in the UK 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries to help fill post-war UK labour shortages, have been labelled as the Windrush Generation.

In 2018 it emerged many of that generation were facing deportation threats despite living and working in the UK decades.

The government apologised and promised compensation for those affected.

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