“Home Office denies citizenship to ex-Ipswich mayor Inga Lockington”

This story reveals the shocking level of incompetence in UK Home Office handling cases of people who have lived, worked and contributed in the UK for decades.

Extract from the story:

“Former Ipswich mayor Inga Lockington has had her application for British citizenship turned down by the Home Office – because officials will not accept that she is a UK resident!

The news has caused disbelief in the town – and local MP Sandy Martin is hoping to raise it as an emergency matter at Prime Minister’s Question Time today.

Mrs Lockington, who has been a Liberal Democrat councillor for 19 years and was mayor of her adopted town ten years ago, is Danish. She married Dr Tim Lockington in 1979 and has lived in this country ever since.

She had not applied for UK citizenship until now because as an EU citizen she had the right to live here – and until two years ago Denmark had laws which said she would lose the citizenship of her homeland if she became a naturalised Briton.

The Brexit vote, and a change to Danish law, persuaded her to apply for UK citizenship and she spent £1,282 making the application. After rejecting her application, the Home Office refunded £80 because she will not be required to attend a citizenship ceremony.”

Link to full story:  http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/ipsiwch-s-inga-lockington-denied-citizenship-1-5529693

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