Yorkshire residents asked to help shape post-Brexit immigration policy

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People in Yorkshire are being asked for their views on immigration as the government puts together its post-Brexit policy

The first of 60 'citizens panels' is being held in Bradford, with others in Hull, Sheffield, Barnsley and Harrogate over the next 12 months.

They will give people the chance to have their say as part of an Immigration Inquiry being carried out by the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee.

The 'National Conversation' events are being funded by money raised in memory of Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox, who was murdered shortly before the EU Referendum last June.

People will also be able to contribute through an online survey.

Jill Rutter, director of strategy at British Future, one of the organisations behind the survey, said: "People have different points of view on immigration and that can be divisive. The National Conversation hopes to bring people together to talk about their differences and find common ground."

Bradford MP Naz Shah MP added: "We need to reach out and understand what the public really wants, and try to build a consensus."