About Chingford and Woodford Green

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The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the former seats of Chingford and Wanstead & Woodford. Both seats previously had well-known MPs, namely Norman Tebbit and Winston Churchill respectively. Iain Duncan Smith had been MP for Chingford since 1992 and continued as MP for this constituency. Churchill had served from 1945 to 1964 as MP for the Woodford part of the new constituency. Before 1945, both Woodford and Chingford were in the Epping county constituency, for which Churchill was also MP.
 
Iain has been the Member of Parliament for Chingford since 1992 and Woodford Green since 1997.
 
Iain holds regular surgeries for constituents. If you wish to see him about a concern, please contact him by writing to:
 
The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP
House of Commons
London
SW1A 0AA
 
Or you can email Rhonna Spindley, Iain’s Researcher, at: rhonna.spindley@parliament.uk

POLICY IDEAS

Freedom of Movement post Brexit by Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP


March 2018

Summary

This paper sets out proposals to revise the immigration system and additionally in the annexe it makes the point that more information is required to fully understand the nature of where the costs fall and benefits exist. The information on much, if not all, of this is held by the government.
 
The central objective should be to ensure control over the movement of people. Using a combination of work permits and a cap we would look to control access to work and rights to settlement. Free movement for EU citizens for other purposes should be preserved.