Championed human rights and liberal democracy

  • I passionately believe in this country’s role as a proponent of liberal values in the world which defends democracy and the rule of law. Because of these beliefs, I have voted in favour for sanctions on Russia after the Salisbury incident and to reduce money laundering and I have questioned the Foreign Secretary on measures to reduce human rights abuses during the Hong Kong demonstrations.

Supported international aid and humanitarian action

The United Kingdom has an important role to play in humanitarian work around the globe. I voted to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by the civil war in Yemen. I also voted in favour of support for unaccompanied refugee children in Greece and Italy. 

Campaigned to support the rights of EU nationals in the UK

I believe that EU nationals who have chosen to make the United Kingdom their home should not have their quality of life and rights affected by Brexit. I voted in support of allowing EU nationals to have access to public healthcare on an equal footing to UK nationals. I additionally voted in favour of EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals not being subject to UK immigration controls.

Supported provision of humanitarian aid in Yemen

In October 2016, I voted in favour of a temporary cessation of hostilities in Yemen to allow humanitarian aid to be given to the population. 

 


Chuka Umunna voted for an opposition motion on Yemen.https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/139

Advocated aid for unaccompanied children in Greece and Italy

In March 2017, I voted in support of greater support to unaccompanied refugee children in Greece and Italy. 

 


Chuka Umunna voted on the issue of Unaccompanied Children in Greece and Italy. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/239

Supported the right of EU nationals to access healthcare

In January 2019, I voted in favour of allowing EU nationals to have equal access to the NHS services as UK nationals. 

 


Chuka Umunna voted in favour of the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/567

Campaigned for EU nationals to not be subject to UK immigration controls

In January 2019, I voted in favour of EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals to be exempt from full UK immigration controls.

 


Chuka Umunna voted in favour of the Immigration and social security coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill. 

https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/575

Voted to place sanctions on the Russian Federation

In March 2018, I voted in favour of sanctions on Russia following the Salisbury poisoning incident, and in May 2019 I voted in support of sanctions on key Russian oligarchs and individuals linked to the Kremlin.

 


Chuka Umunna voted in favour of Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/685

Supported of peaceful demonstrations in Hong Kong

In September 2019, I urged the Foreign Secretary to ensure that training British police and security services were providing to Hong Kong authorities was not being used to oppress peaceful democratic protestors.

 


Chuka Umunna posed a question to the Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP in the House of Commons. https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2019-09-26/debates/E7A4A3F4-2095-4A5E-856A-2CD252EB86F8/HongKong#contribution-A59A7111-D468-41A1-ABBA-0550BC3A8B88