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The Shadow Home Secretary has criticised Theresa May over the issue of Border security, following delays and long queues at Heathrow Airport. Yvette Cooper said that the delays are "bad for travellers and security".
The shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has called on the Home Secretary Theresa May to "get a grip" of delays at UK airports.
A UK Border Force spokesman said: "We flexibly deploy staff to meet demand, meaning that the vast majority of passengers pass through immigration controls quickly.
We will not compromise border security but work closely with airport operators to keep delays to a minimum."
One passenger told the BBC she waited for two hours at passport control, another said after a flight from Cork she waited so long they were put into another area.
Other passengers expressed their frustration on Twitter.
Sophie Elliot posted on the social networking site: "Last night at Stansted we were trapped in queues of over an hour - longer for the people behind us - cos 'a few planes landed early'."
Passengers at Stansted Airport have faced "unacceptably long" immigration queues at the beginning of the Bank Holiday weekend.
Hundreds of disgruntled passengers were delayed for up to two hours at passport control at the Essex airport on Friday evening.
A spokesman for Stansted airport said action was needed to address the issue of long waits urgently: