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James Cleverly has insisted that Reform UK is just not “dictating” the Tories’ migration coverage.

The Home Secretary was requested whether or not his social gathering would shift additional in direction of the fitting due to Nigel Farage’s return to frontline politics.

He mentioned: “Conservative policies are created with the British people in mind. We focus on their needs, on the needs of the British economy and the British people, and our policies are not dictated by any party.

“We have got a credible plan, it is a plan which is already working, bringing those migration figures down and projected to continue to do so under a Conservative government.

“No other party has got a credible plan for migration. Not Reform, not the Lib Dems, not Labour.”

The Conservatives have introduced plans for a brand new annual cap on visas to make sure immigration would fall annually over the following parliament.

More than 10,000 migrants have arrived within the UK thus far this yr after crossing the Channel and immigration has turn into a key marketing campaign battleground.

The proposed plan would give Parliament a direct function in setting ranges of migration, with MPs having a vote on the quantity.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak mentioned: “We have taken bold action to cut the number of people coming to this country. The plan is working but migration levels are still too high, so we are going further.

“Labour’s migrant amnesty will make the UK a global magnet for illegal immigrants and they have no plan to reduce net migration, while we have a clear plan to stop the boats and put a legal cap on numbers.

“The Conservatives are the only party that is willing take the bold action needed to cut immigration figures.”

Ministers would ask the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advocate the extent of the annual cap, and the federal government would then take into account the recommendation and put ahead a proposal to Parliament for a vote.

The MAC would seek the advice of enterprise, the NHS, native authorities and public providers and supply a advice.

Labour’s shadow house secretary Yvette Cooper mentioned the proposed cap on work and household visas is a “meaningless announcement from a Tory party which has trebled net migration since the last election despite promising to bring it down”.