Wednesday 16 January 2013

The motion was passed, with 80% support. All non-Conservative councillors present at the meeting voted in favour.

Asylum seekers and supporters with Cllr Ron Stone and Cllr Fi Hance very pleased after the meeting! 
The vote to pass the motion was made around just before 7pm, around 24 hours after we first came to camp out on Monday, as you can imagine we were all very tired by this point, but really pleased to hear wonderful speeches from Fi Hance and Ron Stone and other councillors. George Ferguson Mayor of Bristol said that "We should not tolerate destitution in our city for any reason" and that He will speak with the leaders of the other core cities and encourage them to join him in writing a letter to the minister of state deploring the government policy that forces refused asylum seekers into destitution.

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